Heart Of England Community Foundation

Who they support

Project must demonstrate: A wider community benefit and an identified need e.g. health, young people, elderly, community cohesion etc, involvement of local people and locally based, support of self-help and voluntary efforts, neighbourhood or grassroots based projects, an aim to tackle isolation and exclusion, help for vulnerable people.

  • The average annual spending of grantees has been £2 million
  • The average age of charities supported has been 14 years.

Grant criteria

Applications must be from within Birmingham and the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. Groups must usually have less than £250,000 income (this may vary depending on the funder)

Grant details

If you are a social enterprise or Community Interest Company (CIC) they advise reading their guidance documentation before applying

Application procedure

You need to apply on-line through their website: https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/available-grants/




Charity registered in England & Wales, No: 1045304
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Analysis of Grants Made
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In this period 749 donations have been made totalling £7,074,637 to 575 organisations

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25% 12%
20% 6%
18% 3%
17% 1%
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Sole supporter: 53% by number, 52% by value.
Individual Grants Made
When Amount Annual
Spending
Grantee To be used for
29/09/2021 £10,000 £281,300 WOMEN ACTING IN TODAYS SOCIETY A grant is requested to fund the salary of a p/t (20 hours) DV support worker for 12 months on the Iona Resilience and Resettlement project,
29/09/2021 £8,892 THE MOTIVATION HUB (SERVICES) CIC The grant will pay a worker for 18 hours a week for 52 weeks and enable 170 people to get additional support.
29/09/2021 £10,000 £87,261 SHAPE The grant would pay for the costs of p/t sessional worker with on costs for 6 months, as well as costs for new volunteers, such as training and expenses.
29/09/2021 £6,570 £98,512 HOME-START BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL AND SOUTH WEST The grant will pay for the training of 15 volunteers to support families
27/09/2021 £4,976 £172,315 WE:ARE WOMENS EMPOWERMENT AND RECOVERY EDUCATORS Towards the staffing costs to deliver two educational/therapeutic programmes online for women in Solihull.
27/09/2021 £4,900 EVERYONE 4 SPORT To fund a six-month sports programme for adults with learning difficulties.
27/09/2021 £5,000 PITCH 2 PROGRESS CIC Objectives The objectives of Pitch 2 Progress CIC is to work with young people and young adults (primarily those between 13 and 25) who live in areas of high deprivation and therefore lack the life-skills and opportunities needed to progress towards positive and healthy futures. Activities • To provide recreational & structured sports activities, especially football • To provide vocational sports developments • To provide mentoring and advice on employability and future paths, including the sign-posting to services and opportunities • To provide post-sporting activity workshops on multiple safeguarding issues, including wellbeing, societal roles, individual empowerment, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and social medial • To provide 1to1 mentoring support for those young adults with more complex issues • To provide specific support for young women on issues including domestic violence, forced marriage and grooming • To provide a safe and secure online community for young women • To work with police and other practitioners who work with young adults, to train and support them in understanding the issues and behaviours of young adults • To work with the community more widely to sign-post Pitch 2 Progress’ services for young adults, but to also foster community cohesion, understanding and tolerance between faiths, ethnicities and age-groups. Benefits • Improved health and wellbeing of young adults • Young adults have better life skills, are more confident, resilient and capable of finding and taking opportunities, while managing risks at the same time • Young adults more likely to gain meaningful employment • Young adults receive better care and support from police and other practitioners • Reduction in community crime and violence • More cohesive communities because of increased understanding and tolerance between faiths, ethnicities and age-groups.
27/09/2021 £4,996 £210,107 SOLIHULL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Towards a community lunch project and a food parcel service.
27/09/2021 £3,000 RUGBY RHINOS AMERICAN FOOTBALL CLUB in order to provide equipment for young people to play American Football.
27/09/2021 £2,500 XPRESS-YOURSELF DANCE CIC Towards core costs of running dance classes for older people.
27/09/2021 £3,204 BIRMINGHAM IMPACT FOOTBALL CLUB CIC in order to continue to provide football sessions for children and young people aged 5 – 14 years.
27/09/2021 £5,000 £709,477 THE COLEBRIDGE TRUST Towards the cost of a community gardening project to be delivered at three named sites in North Solihull.
27/09/2021 £2,021 SPORTS FOR YOUTH COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY Sports for Youth delivers positive activities and support the most disadvantaged young people, particularly on Friday nights and Saturday day time to prevent them from committing crime or becoming involved in anti-social behavior, gun or gang crime in the most deprived areas of Birmingham. Sports for Youth’s mission are to empower young people through. The activities we deliver include badminton, football, dance, run, jog, zumba, yoga, basketball and general fitness sessions. We also work in partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commission and the Home Office COVID-19 Support for Vulnerable Children's Charity - Violence Reduction Units. We are dedicated to creating sporting, educational, training and employment opportunities for all people, especially disadvantaged individuals, low income groups, BAME groups, homeless, asylum seekers, refugees and other individuals facing social isolation and exclusion. We work with 13-26-year old's with approximately 35 young people on a weekly basis, who can stay part of the group for many years whilst waiting for their asylum applications to be processed.
27/09/2021 £2,021 EASTSIDE AMATEUR BOXING CLUB in order for the club to work with young people from 3 local secondary schools.
27/09/2021 £1,250 £3,001 QUIRKY KIDS PURPOSE To relieve the needs of children and young people 0 to 25 years old who have a disability, their families, carers and friends residing in Nuneaton, Bedworth and the surrounding area by the provision of therapeutic play, and leisure time and recreational facilities and spaces. VISION Quirky Kids will be a well informed, connected and empowered community of families of children and young people with disabilities, offering support to each other and working in partnership with service providers to create quality services that meet the needs of all parent carers their children and young people. GOAL Members of Quirky Kids will work collectively for all families, respect each other’s views and make best use of one another’s skills and resources. We aim to provide opportunities for parent carers to influence the decisions that affect their families and to contribute to developing services that meet the needs of their families
27/09/2021 £2,021 £93,352 SPORTING KHALSA COMMUNITY FACILITIES Please see below our organisation vision that's not only football but improving lives through physical activity and wellbeing. http://www.sportingkhalsa.com/our-vision/
27/09/2021 £2,021 ANDALUS ARCHERS in order to provide archery sessions for beginners. The sessions for children and young people will be provided twice a week for 3 hrs and will enable them to learn the basics of archery.
27/09/2021 £1,813 RE-IMAGINE ME CIC Re-Imagine Me CIC operates in north Solihull which is an area of deprivation that has it's socio-economic challenges. The aim of Re-Imagine Me CIC is to give people with a dual diagnosis of mental health and addiction, the tools to enable them to live a better everyday life. We deliver this though a holistic programme of support that looks at the whole person instead of the symptoms. This support incorporates fitness sessions, health and wellbeing advice, support groups and 1 to 1 sessions. Our programme of support enables people to manage their triggers, improve their mental health and reduce their dependency on substances. Over 70% of service users are aged between 16-25, unemployed and involved in criminal activity. These people are not financially able to afford gym memberships and local fitness classes. There is also the stigma of attending local gyms where they are known as users. Notwithstanding the risk to people attending who are involved in gang activity, or owe drug dealers money. They want the opportunity to access fitness sessions in a more private setting, where they feel safer and more welcome. Our fitness sessions offer local people that privacy as the service is specifically targeted for people with a dual diagnosis and not accessible to everyone in the community. It allows people to come along and engage without judgment. Those on detox and treatment plans are gently exposed to fitness which can be adapted to meet their needs. This is also the case for those on medication to better manage their mental health by participating in physical activity. We deliver 90 minutes of circuit based fitness that will include participants working individually as well as working in twos and groups. This helps to promote team work which will foster communication, team building skills and confidence in interacting with other people. Long term this helps people to build social networks as well as increase their cardiovascular fitness, body image and self esteem. We also deliver a 60 minute support group straight after the fitness session should young people need signposting to external agencies such as housing, sexual health or benefits advice. It also promotes peer to peer support.
27/09/2021 £2,021 APTITUDE ORGANISATION CIC The project I started around 2 years ago was to offer young people the chance to have a football training session and a competitive game of 5 a side football in the local Goals junior league. The focus of the project is to offer positive outcomes to young people that may have negative influences in their lives, i.e. risk of crime or gangs, drugs, mental health. We do this by enabling them to be a part of a team, gain that sense of belonging that they might get from other negative influences, and offer support with anything they may need help with in life. We have had successful players take part in the sports leadership course which helps encourage them to develop key leadership skills over the course. The leadership skills they develop can be used in all walks of life and will only help them succeed in the future. We then offer voluntary positions with in our organisation so they can gain experience with us in a youth work and sports coaching position, which in turn helps them mentor new young people coming into the organisation, and give back to their community. We help them gain their DBS and attend any courses that will be beneficial to them with their goals in the future. Any Young people who are interested in becoming a coach we can also help gain their FA level 1 coaching qualification. We would then have them coach a junior football session and manage that team in the junior goals league. The young people currently I have on the project have been with us for around 3 years now and will soon be starting in the adult goals league, we have managed to keep the young people engaged with us and will continue engaging and helping them to achieve these goals.
27/09/2021 £2,021 £358,350 COVENTRY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB Coventry Boys and Girls Club have been providing activities for children and young people since 1935 and had a permanent in the heart of Coventry from the 1960’s. the focus of our work is to provide affordable, accessible high-quality sports and activities for those living in the most deprived communities. Our work is focused on bring young people together from all over Coventry and building relationships between these young people where normally postcode rivalry would exist. By bringing the children to our centre we are taking them out of their communities into a neutral venue where children can be children. Our service and provision are also aimed at keeping children and young people off the street where otherwise they may engage in crime or be exploited by gangs. We know from our long history that if young people are engaged in regular activities they are less likely to be engaged in the above. We also know there is a pandemic currently where many young people in the poorer neighbourhoods are being recruited by gangs to run drugs for easy money. On top of this young people are a major source of anti-social behaviour and due to lack of opportunities and services are bored in their local community and thus why they cause ASB. Through all our provision we work with children and young people on the mental health, and this is done by monitoring them and where we see issues we address them. CBGC also have a specific boxing section which is registered to England Boxing and provide social and competitive boxing for girl’s boys and adults. This is overseen by our head boxing coach and a team of volunteers who provide this provision three evenings per week.
27/09/2021 £2,021 LONGFORD SHORT FOOTBALL In 2018 thanks to a West Midlands Active Citizen Grant we Actively Engaged through our Monday evening Short Football sessions with 120 local Youths/Young Adults in the Longford area from June-November 2018. Some of these young people had already disengaged & were on the fringes of drugs/crime but they continued to attend our sessions due in the main to the positive influence of one of their friends named Jaydon James who attended our project when he was younger. After being mugged in August 2018 Jaydon returned to our sessions in October 2018 with a renewed love for football then one month later he tragically lost his life through Knife Crime. Unbelievably 4 months earlier another of our former players Daniel Kennell also died through Knife Crime. So as a dedication to both young men, Will, one of our coaches designed an Anti-Knife Slogan GRAB-A-FOOTBALL NOT-A-KNIFE. On Good Friday at University Square we erected our Short Soccer Street Stadium and staged a GRAB-A-FOOTBALL NOT-A-KNIFE event in Memory of Daniel Kennell/Jaydon James under the Shadow of the Knife Angel. The emotional event was attended by over 100 family members/friends of both Daniel/Jaydon and our GRAB-A-FOOTBALL NOT-A-KNIFE Message had a profound impact on everyone present. Our GRAB-A-FOOTBALL NOT-A-KNIFE Crusade was featured on ITV Central News and was also filmed by Coventry Culture 2021Team and included in the powerful Youth Events around the Knife Angel video they posted on YouTube. The awful tragic loss of these 2 young men galvanised our coaches/players making us determined to make a difference with our Anti-Knife fight & after securing grant funding we delivered over 20 Outreach sessions/seminars within the marginalised/Crime Hotspots of Wood End/Henley/Bell Green during which we hooked a number of young people into our project encouraging them to steer away from negative influences such as crime, drugs & alcohol. 10 of these players now attend every session & are so dedicated to our project that we plan to help them achieve FA Level 1 coaching qualification developing their Life/Employability Skills. In fact one of these young players named Adam has just secured a full-time football coaching apprenticeship after being mentored/trained by several of our experienced FA qualified coaches over the past 12 months. Since 1993 our project has signposted a number of talented players to local Semi-Pro clubs such Sphinx FC/Coventry Utd/Bedworth Utd. We have sent over 60 youth aged players to Semi-Pro youth teams and recommended 35 to Coventry Schools. Also 18 of our players have went onto join various professional clubs with one being selected for England Schoolboys U18 squad and another for Northern Ireland Schools U18’s. Further evidence that our project helps young people develop Life Skills & Employment opportunities was when in June 2006 we had a number of very talented 15/16 year olds at Longford Short Football so after we played a friendly against Henley College U18 Academy and drew 4-4. John Woodward the Head coach invited 10 of my players to take Sports related courses from September 2006.
27/09/2021 £2,021 £12,440 BIRMINGHAM YOUTH SPORTS ACADEMY (BYSA) We cover all topics above let’s start with the first one: - developing life skills we put a lot of time into the kids as to mentoring them and bringing in professionals to deliver a work shop or programme to which the kids can benefit from with a certificate or qualification at the end of it in short and further more help and assistance on career advice, employment, work experience and apprenticeship. - building strong communities this is something we have done from day one since 2002 the project was formed to get anyone and everyone involved no matter age, size, race, gender and ability they are the BYSA caters for them all - we teach we are all one and one game one community to make sure the message is clear. - improving mental health this is also covered through our football programme after the years we have had mental health and physical health is on the high as kids have suffered in many ways but we want to try and go the extra mile in speaking to our kids and there parents to see where else we can help so it’s not all about football. - developing employability skills well we cater for the ages 6-18 and we do a lot of this when the kids get to the age of 14 plus that would like to no what to look forward too and we then help and advice and assist to give our kids a head start to which will get them into employment, work experience, apprenticeship, CV writing, interview skills. - reducing crime and anti social behaviour now this is something that we have made a major impact on we have over 500 kids that attend our project on a weekly basis that we keep on top of and make sure they keep out of trouble this is with the help of all our volunteers keeping a look out making sure our kids are doing good and also we ask the parents if they have any concerns then they address it to us which helps us to do more with our kids so they no there is a punishment if they are not behaving. We are like a role model to these kids and we make sure we can help within the area to better the next generation .
27/09/2021 £2,021 INSPIRED COMMUNITIES To continue to provide sporting sessions for children and young people aged 4 – 17 years
20/09/2021 £1,980 £122,299 SALUS FATIGUE FOUNDATION in order to provide support to people newly diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through the delivery of weekly online sessions
20/09/2021 £2,000 £335,182 INSIGHT COUNSELLING, COACHING & SUPPORT SERVICES (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS DOMESTIC A To appoint a specialist Counsellor for a new service for people who are disabled.
20/09/2021 £2,000 £447,659 GILGAL BIRMINGHAM in order to fund continuation of a Children’s Worker 8 hours a week for 19 weeks
17/09/2021 £1,972 £378,998 BETHEL HEALTH AND HEALING NETWORK Towards room rental, other operational expenses, and volunteer training and expenses, which will allow face to face sessions to restart.
17/09/2021 £1,000 £134,631 WRIGGLE DANCE THEATRE To produce a high-quality audio description of their film ‘Squidge’.
17/09/2021 £1,000 OFF-BALANCE DANCE Towards artists fees for a collaborative project with a disabled dance artist.
17/09/2021 £1,500 HAY MILLS CC in order to provide a Friendship Group for older people
17/09/2021 £1,000 PAUL O'DONNELL To appoint two Access Consultants.
17/09/2021 £1,000 SEYEDEH NASERINIAKI Towards the cost of running dance sessions for women online and in-person.
17/09/2021 £1,000 £127,016 BROAD STREET MEETING HALL LTD Towards equipment to enable wheelchair users, or those with mobility issues, to participate fully in drumming workshops and performances.
16/09/2021 £1,980 £122,299 SALUS FATIGUE FOUNDATION in order to provide support to people who have been living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for some time through the delivery of weekly online sessions. The 80 minute sessions will provide a group of up to 40 participants with a programme of physical activity including yoga and pilates as well as information and advice
16/09/2021 £1,490 EMPOWR-U CIC Towards the cost of running a weekly life skills project for disadvantaged young people.
16/09/2021 £1,935 THE GINA PROJECT CIC in order to provide specialist counselling for survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Birmingham
16/09/2021 £2,000 £33,789 PLASMA OF HOPE in order to offer a befriending service to 8 individuals in Walsall living with a blood disorder.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £1,517 DORCAS Towards rent and overheads for a community hub from which the organisation will deliver support services.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £178,550 COVENTRY RESOURCE CENTRE FOR THE BLIND in order to continue to provide support to adults who are blind or visually impaired.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £38,066 ENGAGE TRUST UK to recruit a Lead youth worker and a sessional youth worker to enable the organisation to restart their youth sessions that have been on hold since the pandemic.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £72,799 CAPE COMMUNITY CARE DAY CENTRE to provide a parent and child toddler group and youth sessions.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £47,395 ST GABRIEL'S CENTRE WEOLEY CASTLE in order to provide a programme of activities for young people.
16/09/2021 £1,995 £116,966 VOLUNTEER FRIENDS in order to provide wood crafting sessions for adults across Nuneaton and Bedworth.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £43,869 BUILDING 4 HOPE Towards the cost of increased staffing to meet demand.
16/09/2021 £1,986 BLACK TRAIN MUSIC CIC to provide 12 weekly sessions with refreshments, aimed at older people who still feel vulnerable and who are struggling to re-engage with the community.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £73,617 WARWICKSHIRE & SOLIHULL BLOOD BIKES (WSBB) A contribution towards enabling the Charity to continue to provide support for 12 months.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £39,476 WSIP (WARWICKSHIRE SOCIAL INCLUSION PARTNERSHIP) in order to fund a support worker to engage with the BME community in Nuneaton and Bedworth with a view to involving them in training sessions
16/09/2021 £1,980 £39,476 WSIP (WARWICKSHIRE SOCIAL INCLUSION PARTNERSHIP) in order to provide sessions for older people to help gain their confidence to integrate back into community activity following the pandemic
16/09/2021 £2,000 INSIGHT SOCIETY in order to address increased demand for support for visually impaired women from BAME backgrounds
16/09/2021 £1,985 ACADEMY FOR KARATE - GOJU RYU Towards the cost of instructor fees, equipment and marketing for five months, culminating in a celebratory event.
16/09/2021 £1,987 £112,130 COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST in order to provide an Autumn activity programme for young people aged 8 – 16 years.
16/09/2021 £2,000 £271,517 NEW HEIGHTS - WARREN FARM COMMUNITY PROJECT in order to provide a toy and book library for local pre school children and their families.
16/09/2021 £1,920 COVENTRY & DISTRICT CREDIT UNION LIMITED Towards increasing the hours of a member of staff and expenses for three volunteers, to provide an additional pro-active element (check and chat) to their credit control meetings.
16/09/2021 £1,900 £105,971 THE ENTERPRISE CLUB FOR DISABLED PEOPLE in order to continue to provide a programme of activities for young disabled adults
15/09/2021 £1,400 EMPOWR-U CIC To deliver a 12-week football programme for up to 25 disadvantaged young people.
15/09/2021 £2,000 £63,496 SANDWELL YOUTH IN ACTION To provide a support service for up to 25 unemployed young mothers, most of whom lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
15/09/2021 £1,500 £475,820 WARWICKSHIRE YOUNG CARERS Towards annual running costs.
15/09/2021 £1,500 £67,130 CARERS CARELINE Towards printing and posting copies of the organisation’s monthly newsletter.
15/09/2021 £1,500 THE HUB AT HENLEY Towards the annual cost of running their children and young people’s project.
15/09/2021 £1,200 CADBURY BARN TRUST Towards the costs of marketing, including building a website, to promote the Trust’s work, activities, and to attract volunteers.
15/09/2021 £2,000 £20,481 WM FUNDERS NETWORK To appoint a Communications/Marketing Consultant.
15/09/2021 £2,000 £215,093 URBAN DEVOTION BIRMINGHAM Towards the salary of their existing Youth Outreach Worker for a period of six weeks.
15/09/2021 £1,500 £201,474 CASBA Towards core running costs.
15/09/2021 £1,000 £365,117 BIRMINGHAM CENTRE FOR ARTS THERAPIES Towards annual running costs.
15/09/2021 £1,000 RELATE WORCESTERSHIRE Towards the cost of the counselling service.
15/09/2021 £1,500 £339,297 CRAFTSPACE Towards the running costs of Shelanu, a group of migrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking women.
15/09/2021 £1,000 £180,375 BROMSGROVE AND REDDITCH NETWORK Towards the annual running costs of the Bromsgrove and Urban Rural Transport minibus.
15/09/2021 £2,000 £163,004 WALSALL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICE (WBSS) Towards the annual running costs of the organisation’s children and young people’s counselling service ‘The Swing’.
15/09/2021 £2,000 £73,617 WARWICKSHIRE & SOLIHULL BLOOD BIKES (WSBB) Towards annual running costs of their vehicles.
15/09/2021 £2,000 ST PAUL'S CHURCH, BORDESLEY GREEN Towards establishing 'A Place of Welcome' sessions.
15/09/2021 £2,000 FOLESHILL BAPTIST CHURCH Towards the annual salary of the Community Development Worker.
02/09/2021 £7,000 NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP NNS Northfield Micro grants allocation for 2021-2022
02/09/2021 £21,347 BIRMINGHAM VOLUNTARY SERVICE COUNCIL Funded by Birmingham City Council to conduct the gaps analysis for the city wide NNS grant making pilot
02/09/2021 £1,765 £37,988 EDGBASTON FOUNDATION A grant will fund two walking groups for over 50’s in Edgbaston and Northfield
26/08/2021 £4,240 £80,727 AFRICAN COMMUNITY HERITAGE HUB LTD To employ a Personal Employment Advisor, supported by volunteers, to improve employment outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable Black African young people.
20/08/2021 £4,092 £106,335 KINGSHURST CATERPILLARS CIO Towards the cost of IT equipment and software, sensory play equipment, diversity toys, and office stationery.
20/08/2021 £2,021 £37,845 ST THOMAS COMMUNITY PROJECT We are a samll church based project that reaches out to the local community to meet local needs and improve quality of life and life opportunities. For example we operate an independant foodbank, activities for people aged 50+ to socialise and remain active within the community, activities for families with children and activities for children and young people. We also rent out our premises for other local organisations to deliver activities that are beneficial to the community. This application is in respect of our work with children and young people in the age range 6-25. We run 3 weekly groups : Age 6-11 Age 11-16 Age 16 -25 For work specifically with these groups we employ a part time experienced youth worker, a part time support worker and 3 volunteers. We are based on an outer city housing estate where many families are disadvantaged by unemployment, education, health and social skills. Our work is well established and valued in the community and through it we aim to develop self-confidence, increase self esteem and raise aspitations. Our activities have been closed during the Pandemic for 16 months (though we maintaned some contact and activities on line. We are now opening up and slowly increasing participation in a safe environment. From September we want to delive Sports Values, a programme that uses a wide range of sports to promote positive values such as respect, teamwork, overcoming adversity, work ethic etc. We find that as a result of lockdown/self isolation children we work with have lost confidence, social skills and remain somewhat afarid. Young adults are particularly affected and their mental well being has suffered. Through this articular programme we aim to increase life skills, improve mental well being and reduce anti social behaviour. There is a follow up programme called Fit for Life which we plan to move on to in January 2022.
20/08/2021 £2,021 SPORTING PATHWAYS CIC Sporting Pathways is a Birmingham based Community Interest Company. Our aims are to support equal opportunities and challenge discrimination of youth engagement in physical activity. Our organisation is female led and we aim to act as advocates and role models to females from the local community who want to better their health, enjoyment, and opportunities through physical activity. We want to see more people improving their health, building their skills, raising their confidence and self-esteem through physical activity. We also want to see more communities working together, tackling social problems, and improving their quality of life through exercise.
20/08/2021 £2,021 KINGS ABC We started off in October 2011 to produce the area's next amateur boxers and we have achieved this by many young people taking part in an amateur boxing bout under the ABAE guide lines. Since then we have been lucky enough to work with the Police, local schools and other groups to identify vulnerable young people that need a hand in finding a positive way in their lives. We have changed so many young people's attitudes over the years and have done so by using Sport as our tool. A better mental health has also been achieved by those participating along with a healthier life style. Less teenage crime in the area is also a plus, especially when we hold some sessions over the local park and invite those young people hanging around in the park(usually up to no good) to also take part. Gaining their trust and friendship along the way
20/08/2021 £2,021 SHOGUN BJJ ACADEMY for staffing costs, so that they can continue to provide free sessions for young people.
20/08/2021 £2,021 £28,882 WARWICKSHIRE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ACADEMY in order to continue to provide wheelchair basketball training sessions for junior members
20/08/2021 £2,021 VISION FOR ALL CIC In order to purchase additional equipment to enable more children and young people to access the organisations activities.
20/08/2021 £2,021 PROSMASH SPORTS to help Prosmash restart their Badminton Classes
20/08/2021 £2,021 BIRMINGHAM TIGERS in order to provide football sessions for children aged 16 – 25 years.
20/08/2021 £2,021 STRATFORD TOWN WOMENS AND GIRLS FOOTBALL CLUB to buy equipment, namely a set of aluminium portable weighted goals for use by 2 of their junior teams, the u13’s and u’15’s.
17/08/2021 £2,000 £265,739 ENTRAIDE Contribution towards costs for a part time case worker to provide 1:1 support to asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Solihull and Birmingham.
28/07/2021 £800 FROM THE HEART THEATRE COMPANY contribution towards the cost of the delivery of a music theatre version of George Eliots Silas Marner
22/07/2021 £4,810 £1,755 SOLIHULL MOORS FOUNDATION To deliver a new free, weekly youth club for young people aged 12-18 years with special educational needs or learning disabilities. Sessions will be delivered by experienced youth leaders and include a mixture of activities such as dance and games.
22/07/2021 £5,000 ORDINARY MAGIC C.I.C To deliver three programmes of support to families and children who are experiencing emotional stress and are in crisis.
22/07/2021 £4,900 STRIKE9T CIC To provide young people with a 12-week programme of two-hour multi-sports sessions, mentoring and signposting.
22/07/2021 £4,819 £107,473 SOLIHULL INDOOR BOWLS CLUB LIMITED Towards a contribution for overheads, and some community development work.
22/07/2021 £3,300 HAPPY MAMAS SOLIHULL Towards the continuation of their ‘Coffee and Craft Morning’.
22/07/2021 £5,000 £192,250 ENTRAIDE Towards the salary of a Caseworker.
22/07/2021 £9,000 CHINESE COMMUNITY CENTRE - BIRMINGHAM Towards delivery of a 10-month long activity programme for up to 40 older adults from the Chinese community who have been shielding (both those advised, and others voluntarily) during the pandemic, and for carers.
22/07/2021 £1,100 £28,230 KINGS NORTON TENNIS CLUB Improving Mental Health and Building Stronger Communities - We are looking to start up a new project called - "Young Minds, Health Minds", working off a similar projected we starting in 2020 for Adults. In 2020 The Club and The Head Coach has started a new project called 'Feel Great tennis!' Its aim is to improve the mental wellbeing of adults in the local community, especially those isolated due to COVID. The project officially launched in April 2021 and provides free tennis sessions for adults. It is a great way to get adults exercising, and feeling the many physcial and mental health benefits of the sport, along with having a safe space to socialize with others and meet other people in the community. We have had as many as 40 adults taking part each week, and they have really felt the benefits. Quote from one of our participants: "Thank you to you and your tennis partner. I’ve always had a mental block with sport and especially with tennis. At school the PE teacher left in exasperation saying she can’t teach me. I was always last in PE and no one ever chose me in their team. So I would bunk of PE and go to the library instead. You were kind and supportive and even managed to get me to play a team game while you only focused on my positives. You gave me tips on how to improve. I went home on a high. As an adult LGBT female muslim - I tick a lot of boxes - and belong to minority groups who don’t exercise. So again thank you for putting on this sport. I’m also off work with my health so something to do in a group and for free has helped me a lot. Thank you to your charity and thank you immensely for your time and effort. N" Our objective is to run a similar project for children, running a 1.5 hour Tennis and Multisport session a week, to improve their mental wellbeing and life skills. The session will be focused on fun, socializing and enjoyment, with less focus on improving sporting techniques. Each weekly session will be split up into 3 parts - first activity will be a specific team sport, such as Football, Handball, Ultimate Frisbee; where teamwork skills, communication and social skills will be developed, followed by tennis games that allow children to gain the many mental wellbeing benefits of the sport, such as stress relief, building self esteem and self confidence. The final part of the session will be 'Family Time', where adult family members are also encouraged to join in, and allow children to spend time with their parents playing sport.
22/07/2021 £1,800 £3,563 WOLVES MARTIAL ARTS COMMUNITY CIO in order to provide Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 6 -12 year olds with ADHD or mental health issues.
22/07/2021 £2,021 POW - PUSH ON WELLBEING A grant will pay for the sport element (2 hour session) of a summer holiday club.
22/07/2021 £2,021 VAKHRI TOHR to help restart weekly classes in Bhangra. The grant will pay for room hire and PPE such as hand sanitiser.
22/07/2021 £2,021 LEAMINGTON COMMUNITY BOXING to help buy extra equipment as it now has to be “quarantined” for 72 hours after use. I
22/07/2021 £2,207 £11,554 MOHAWKS ICE RACING CLUB To purchase a new radius machine.
22/07/2021 £2,021 WRENS NEST FOOTBALL CLUB we're community based so all of our children are from the surrounding areas they range from 3 up to 18 yrs old, they children develop life skills like communication skills and develop the confidence within to meet new friends while participating in sport, it also gives parents and guardian's the chance to be outside and meet new people.
22/07/2021 £2,021 SHELFIELD UNITED FC We aim to offer football facilities to people of all ages to help improve the physical and mental health of all participants. We also offer courses for players of the club to help with other educational courses. This includes coaching and referee courses tro allow people to gain more skill sets and remain in the game after they may finish playing.
22/07/2021 £2,021 ERDINGTON UNITED FC to help the club establish more teams by paying for venue hire and equipment, so that more people can train together
22/07/2021 £2,021 £18,621 AFRICAN WOMEN IMPACT UK Sport and activity have the power to transform lives, our young leaders’ program is made up of young people age 15-24 based in Birmingham and the Black Country area. It focuses on helping BME young people to develop key skills that will enable them to thrive in different environments, such as at school, at work, and at home. One of the activities our young leader's program offers is sports, our sports project aims to teach methods to provide young people with essential life skills that have proven to enhance their resilience against crime, violence, and drug use. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are trained on ways to cope with common challenges emotional and psychological stress, and educated to sharpen their critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills. Almost two-thirds of people who lost jobs in UK pandemic are under 25 according to an article published by (The Guardian 2021) as a mean to developing employability Skills, reducing crime and anti-social behavior our young leader's program hosted a variety of workshops to teach young people the Best Ways to make money in fitness online. Debaba, attended our sports and fitness workshop earlier this year, while attending our workshop our volunteers and trustees helped him to launch his online fitness studio, since launching his online fitness studio Debaba has increased his monthly income, grown his tight-knight community, and been able to take control of his business. Debaba is one of many young people we support who is showing you can achieve anything with hard work, guidance, and dedication.
22/07/2021 £1,904 COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE ADVICE SERVICES LIMITED in order to provide a programme of support and skills development sessions for women affected by domestic abuse
15/07/2021 £9,997 £12,744 ZAWIYA TRUST (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE AMINA TRUST) The grant of £9,997 will pay for the salaries of each of the sessional staff involved, as well as co-ordination, publicity, evaluation and room hire post lockdown for group events. The project will run for 6 months and benefit up to 102 local older people.
15/07/2021 £5,565 £53,325 REDEEMER CHURCH BIRMINGHAM A grant will fund laptops/phones for support workers and room hire for coffee mornings
15/07/2021 £9,992 WOOLLY MAMMOTH STITCH WORKS CIC The grant will pay for the creation of a local tapestry by 40 older people
15/07/2021 £5,000 GRO-ORGANIC LIMITED The grant will pay for a support worker for 12 months to mentor young people
15/07/2021 £2,000 £125,208 WE:ARE WOMENS EMPOWERMENT AND RECOVERY EDUCATORS To provide 6, 8 week programmes of mindfulness for women affected by domestic abuse
15/07/2021 £2,000 EMPOWR-U CIC in order to provide a mental health project for young people in Coventry.
15/07/2021 £1,359 £475,820 WARWICKSHIRE YOUNG CARERS in order to purchase resources to deliver outdoor activity for young carers across Warwickshire
15/07/2021 £1,000 £79,513 INVOLVE COVENTRY (TRADING NAME FOR COVENTRY AIMHS) in order to continue to provide a Fitness and mental health project for adults experiencing mental health difficulties
15/07/2021 £2,000 THE UP CREATIVE HUB CIC in order to deliver a programme of mentoring and upskilling sessions for young women aged 14 – 19 years
15/07/2021 £1,930 £58,346 GOSPEL OAK COMMUNITY FORUM In order to take 60 young carers on 3 day trips
15/07/2021 £1,920 £16,904 THE DADS LANE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CIO To fund 2 ovens, a fridge and a freezer for the kitchen and café area in the renovated centre
15/07/2021 £2,000 SQUARE PEG ACTIVITIES LIMITED in order to hire a range of visiting entertainers over the school holidays for families with children with disabilities
15/07/2021 £2,000 SPORTING SPIRIT CIC in order to provide a Creative Activities Camp for children in the Short Heath area of Erdington
15/07/2021 £1,957 £42,357 SQUARE PEG FOUNDATION CIC in order to refurbish a small room so as to be able to deliver the organisations new structured advocacy service.
15/07/2021 £1,998 £306,973 BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST GENERAL CHARITY in order to provide bereavement support to families in the form of memory boxes
15/07/2021 £1,000 £39,476 WSIP (WARWICKSHIRE SOCIAL INCLUSION PARTNERSHIP) To create a new young people’s area in their building.
15/07/2021 £2,000 WOMEN & THEATRE (BIRMINGHAM) LTD in order to provide a tour of a theatre show for 10 – 12 settings across Birmingham.
15/07/2021 £1,985 SPRING TO LIFE In order to deliver gardening for wellbeing sessions for adults with mental health difficulties
14/07/2021 £1,595 £37,213 11TH NUNEATON (WEDDINGTON) SCOUT GROUP to purchase seating to develop the outdoor space for use by the scout group.
14/07/2021 £1,855 £187,742 INUNITY LTD in order to provide a day of youth activities one day a week for 5 weeks over the summer holidays
14/07/2021 £1,995 £116,966 VOLUNTEER FRIENDS in order to provide a programme of practical skill workshops for children who are home schooled
14/07/2021 £627 EXPRESS & STAR BOWLS CLUB in order for the club to install a retractable awning to provide protection from the weather
14/07/2021 £1,000 £55,455 NUNEATON & BEDWORTH SEA CADETS to purchase a trailer for transporting 2 rowing boats.
13/07/2021 £2,864 SHIRLEY CHURCHES TOGETHER Towards the cost of a community COVID-19 memorial event.
08/07/2021 £10,000 MAOKWO To produce a mini billboard exhibition of works by young artists and creative writers on the theme of ‘My Culture, My Home’, to be curated by resident artists on the company’s young leaders’ programme. In addition, there will be performance slots for young musicians and spoken word artists.
06/07/2021 £7,250 £180,453 THE TIN MUSIC AND ARTS To create a month-long sonic playground for young children.
06/07/2021 £10,000 EZEKIEL KING CIC To deliver a four-month music project for disadvantaged young people aged 13 to 18 years old.
06/07/2021 £10,000 FRIDAYS COVENTRY CIC To deliver a project capturing young people’s stories, real or fictional, on video film.
06/07/2021 £7,250 £307,150 FLATPACK PROJECTS Towards the cost of further development and remounting of a sensory film and theatre digital performance ‘Touch Screen’ for children with SEN and complex disabilities, and their carers.
06/07/2021 £10,000 STEPPERS UK To deliver eight, monthly, outdoor activities, each at a different green space in or around Coventry.
06/07/2021 £7,250 £49,193 WRIGGLE DANCE THEATRE To re-scope the show 'Squidge' to become an in-person, interactive cinema experience.
06/07/2021 £5,373 £431,775 COVENTRY MUSLIM RESOURCE CENTRE To deliver a daily programme of arts and crafts taster sessions for families.
05/07/2021 £5,000 GO GIRL BIRMINGHAM CIC Towards delivery of a face-to- face group, a virtual group and one-to-one mentoring for young women at high risk of exploitation.
02/07/2021 £1,000 AMANAH FOOTBALL CLUB Towards the cost of training coaches in the FAs ‘Introduction to Coaching’ qualification.
30/06/2021 £4,200 £21,044 THE BRAKES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CIO To fund two walking football sessions for adults per week over three months.
23/06/2021 £9,960 RECRE8NOW HerSpace is a creative 12 week programme (3 hours per week) dedicated to up-skilling disadvantaged, BME young females in Nechells, Birmingham. The programme is aimed at empowering young women (16-24years) to help them on their journey to secure employment by developing key transferable life skills.
23/06/2021 £6,818 £80,727 AFRICAN COMMUNITY HERITAGE HUB LTD To set up activities, such as walking clubs, befriending services (both of which will be new activities) and supplementary schooling to help the community recover from the effects of the pandemic, particularly in relation to improving mental health, reducing isolation and helping school age children who may have fallen behind because of lockdown.
23/06/2021 £8,785 £102,884 BME UNITED The grant will pay for 24 Dementia awareness workshops in the Black Country
23/06/2021 £4,960 £59,872 OASIS OF LOVE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE The grant will pay for room hire and volunteer costs for the D-ICE project
18/06/2021 £500 £13,451 WORCESTER STREET PASTORS Towards the cost of recruiting, training and deploying an additional 15 volunteer street pastors.
18/06/2021 £1,000 SPORTING YOUR FUTURES CIC To deliver weekly tennis sessions for disadvantaged young people.
18/06/2021 £250 £35,784 YOUNG AT HEART To redesign and print new information and promotional leaflets and posters.
18/06/2021 £2,000 £46,103 MARYVALE COMMUNITY PROJECT Towards the salary of the Community Outreach and Activities Coordinator.
18/06/2021 £1,500 ST CATHERINE'S CHURCH Towards the cost of a new after-school music club for young people.
18/06/2021 £1,000 £50,135 STAGE2 YOUTH THEATRE To provide subsidies to ensure children and young people can participate.
17/06/2021 £1,000 £7,964,642 CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE BIRMINGHAM Towards the cost of four online Understanding Bereavement Sessions
17/06/2021 £2,000 £147,000 SALUS FATIGUE FOUNDATION Towards the cost of online support services.
17/06/2021 £1,000 £193,548 SOLIHULL INDOOR BOWLS CLUB LIMITED To purchase a motorised wheelchair.
17/06/2021 £2,000 ENTERPRISE HOMES GROUP Towards the cost of opening and running a third property for up to four unemployed and marginalised people who are homeless.
17/06/2021 £1,000 £32,796 OUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION To run a summer programme of football tournaments and accompanying workshops on risk-taking behaviours, and how to avoid becoming involved.
17/06/2021 £1,000 CHANGING LIVES THROUGH RUGBY CIC Towards annual running costs.
17/06/2021 £2,000 MARSH RECREATION GROUND AND COMMUNITY CENTRE To purchase IT equipment for use by the community at a new community cafe.
17/06/2021 £2,000 £326,523 MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SUPPORT CENTRE (NMC MIDLANDS LTD) Towards physiotherapy, online consultations and small group exercises.
17/06/2021 £2,000 £124,265 BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMENTIA FOR SANDWELL Towards annual core costs.
17/06/2021 £1,000 £15,588 THE CEDAR TREE Towards the cost of training courses for their practitioners to support their continuous professional development.
17/06/2021 £1,000 £110,304 BIRMINGHAM PHAB CAMPS Towards the cost of a week-long Junior Camp.
17/06/2021 £1,000 £21,453 LOCAL ACCESS CENTRE Towards volunteer expenses.
17/06/2021 £500 £2,151 INKBERROW MILLENNIUM GREEN TRUST Towards annual running costs.
17/06/2021 £1,000 £41,674 SNITTERFIELD VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE To purchase eight folding tables for the meeting room.
17/06/2021 £1,500 £17,591 EVELYN'S GIFT To cover the cost of producing 30 bereavement support packs for children.
17/06/2021 £1,500 £153,804 NEW HOPE GLOBAL Towards annuals costs of rent, management, phone and IT.
17/06/2021 £1,500 £44,785 291 COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CIO To relaunch the 291 Creative Hub activities for older people.
17/06/2021 £650 £105,335 MERCIA MS THERAPY CENTRE To fund yoga classes for members.
16/06/2021 £2,021 SPORTING YOUR FUTURES CIC Sporting Your Futures aims are:\n - To promote and inspire cohesion within communities across Birmingham and the Black Country - To tackle fear and shielding experienced by BAME communities\n - To tackle crime rates within our communities\n - To encourage health and wellbeing\n Our projects enable young people from various ages and backgrounds to come together and engage socially within football sport and physical activity. Through our sessions we encourage positive mental health, increase the confidence for young people and promote healthy active lifestyles and enable bonds to be made within our communities. Through our physical activity sessions, we encourage positive mental health, an increase in confidence for our young people and the promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle. Our sessions enable children to have the opportunity to maintain at least two forms of exercise a week. This is especially for those who have no access to resources and a community, where they can enjoy physical activity. Our activities include turn up and play football sessions as well as structured get active interventions, Multi-sport camps and workshops on resilience, life skills and confidence building. Previously to registering as a community interest company in 2018 we were delivering community projects as a grassroots football club Halesowen Community Rangers. Sporting Your Futures have a unique and excellent reputation of engaging young people who wouldn’t normally access sport and physical activity opportunities; and work innovatively and effectively in some of the most challenging areas of Birmingham, Sandwell and Dudley and are evidently changing the lives of young people. Through our sessions, participation has led to; • The building of more meaningful bonds and relationships within the community, promoting diversity • Decrease division within community amongst young people and provide a community of respect and tolerance • Promote diversity and unify those from various ethnicities and faiths • More young people getting involved in weekly sport sessions • Young people volunteering in the organisations Sporting Your Futures works towards reducing anti-social behaviour by allowing the youth to dictate and have an input in the planning of our sessions that we provide. It’s important for us to listen to young people especially during this difficult time so we can make a bigger impact when resuming our active play sessions. After doing this we have made the decision to hold our sessions in the areas where it is easier for the youth to get to and will help families connect with others they won’t usually connect with, break down any anti-social behaviour in the area by having multiple activities and the general health and wellbeing of the community.
16/06/2021 £2,021 £32,796 OUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION After our last consultation, children & young people informed us that they wish to participate in football, BMX/ Biking & boxing type activities. On the other hand, concerns they raised included isolation, losing motivation & hope for the future. Therefore, to address these needs & wants, we have put together a sports-themed personal development programme designed to bring out the best in young people by providing them an opportunity to get active in a chosen sport along with mentoring & guidance. Through these activities we will be available to channel their energy, build their self-esteem, confidence and improve their physical & mental health. Team building challenges will be set in each sport’s set up to promote teamwork where young people can make new friends. Using sport as a tool for engagement, bespoke workshops will be delivered in short sessions alongside the sports activity & additional sessions will be delivered separately. In the separate sessions, youth workers/ mentors will work with a group of 12 young people providing support catered around their needs, providing them with the framework to push on and succeed – knowing that help is there for them and that they are no longer at a disadvantage. We envisage our workshops will cover ‘Real Talk’ sessions with role models/ real – life examples of people who have succeeded from the area, discussions around mental health & support available, short/ long-term effects of taking/ selling drugs/crime, causing anti-social behaviour, First Aid training, money management, CV Support, Interview Techniques, bike building, staying safe, covid updates, apprenticeship pathways, career advice on jobs & training opportunities delivered by professionals, supported by trusted youth workers & mentors. This bespoke package of mentoring will help develop key life skills such as teamwork, motivation, communication, self-esteem, behaviour, thought process, mental & physical wellbeing and improve young people’s employability and future prospects. Overall, our programme will cover all 5 of the outcomes as outlined; Developing Life Skills ▪ Building Strong Communities ▪ Improving Mental Health ▪ Developing Employability Skills ▪ Reducing Crime and Anti-social behaviour
16/06/2021 £2,021 EASTSIDE AMATEUR BOXING CLUB in order for the club to deliver a programme of boxercise sessions for young people aged 10 – 18 years.
16/06/2021 £2,021 BIRMINGHAM GOALBALL CLUB to support the club to restart Goalball sessions for young visually impaired young people following the easing of lockdown measures.
16/06/2021 £2,021 MASAMUNE DOJO in order to provide sessions to children suffering with obesity and mental health issues.
16/06/2021 £2,021 KCFA ELITE in order to continue to provide football sessions for children aged 4 – 12 years
16/06/2021 £2,021 £64,439 BLAZE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION in order to deliver a holiday programme for young people aged 12 – 18 yrs with physical or learning disabilities.
24/05/2021 £3,900 £601,075 BIRMINGHAM CITY FC COMMUNITY TRUST To deliver a one-week, free, activity club for up to 60 young people per day during the school half-term holiday at the beginning of June.
20/05/2021 £2,021 SPORTS FOR YOUTH COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY Sports for Youth delivers positive activities and support to advantaged and disadvantaged young people, particularly on Friday nights and Saturday day time to prevent them from committing crime or becoming involved in anti-social behaviour, gun or gang crime in the most deprived areas of Birmingham. Sports for Youth’s mission are to empower young people through. The activities we deliver include badminton, football, volleyball, basketball and general fitness sessions. We also work in partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commission and the Home Office COVID-19 Support for Vulnerable Children's Charity - Violence Reduction Units. We are dedicated to creating sporting, educational, training and employment opportunities for all people, especially disadvantaged individuals, low income groups, BAME groups, homeless, asylum seekers, refugees and other individuals facing social isolation and exclusion. We work with 14-26-year olds with approximately 35 young people on a weekly basis, who can stay part of the group for many years whilst waiting for their asylum applications to be processed.
18/05/2021 £9,170 £93,527 FEEDING COVENTRY To employ a part-time Support Worker to organise enhanced support at the Social Supermarket.
18/05/2021 £9,992 CREATIVE OPTIMISTIC VISIONS (C.O.V.) Towards delivery of the company’s existing programme ‘Confident Me!’
18/05/2021 £10,000 £205,312 THE LILY MAE FOUNDATION Towards additional hours for an existing Babyloss Support Worker, and associated costs.
18/05/2021 £10,000 £114,064 THE LIGHT HOUSE (CHRISTIAN CARE MINISTRY) TRUST LTD To provide six free or low-cost one-to-one counselling sessions for people experiencing mental health and/or bereavement difficulties due to the pandemic.
18/05/2021 £9,640 £258,713 COVENTRY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB Towards developing a music mentoring programme for young people with existing mental health issues or at risk of developing them.
18/05/2021 £6,625 £90,649 GUY'S GIFT Towards running three groups, volunteer training and some newly developed school resource packs.
18/05/2021 £3,220 ROSE COMMUNITY CENTRE LTD To purchase and install a new gas boiler.
17/05/2021 £2,000 £166,284 LET US PLAY (WOLVERHAMPTON) in order to provide a programme of activities over the summer holidays for children with special needs and disabilities
17/05/2021 £2,000 £18,775 CENTRAL ENGLAND LIPREADING SUPPORT TRUST (CELST) in order to provide lipreading courses for people with hearing loss in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
13/05/2021 £5,000 £144,791 MERIDEN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION (MAPA) To provide care packages with food and activity packs, signposting to other services, and to begin a hot meal service, and a dry food store.
13/05/2021 £3,500 SMITHSWOOD ACCESS TO SERVICES AND SUPPORT Towards furniture, equipment, staff time and volunteer expenses.
13/05/2021 £5,000 £189,377 THE VILLAGE (OF FORGIVENESS) Towards interactive cooking classes.
13/05/2021 £5,000 HAMPTON-IN-ARDEN SPORTS CLUB To deliver a 12-week programme of activities for beneficiaries with special/additional needs and for older people; provide sports leaders courses for young people; and deliver training for staff from local organisations to enable them to run sessions in their own settings.
13/05/2021 £3,200 WE CARE UK To loan digital devices to older people to enable them to get online.
13/05/2021 £5,000 SOLIHULL COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY YOUTH SERVICES - YOUNG SOLIHULL To deliver a project that engages young people with the technical skills and knowledge to safely create social media content.
13/05/2021 £2,500 £210,107 SOLIHULL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Towards reopening the face-to-face community lunch, and retaining the food parcel service for those in need.
13/05/2021 £4,000 KINGSHURST OUTDOOR MUSEUM To run a family learning programme at the Outdoor Education Centre over five days in the school summer holidays.
13/05/2021 £5,000 CONNECTION CENTRE ( WORKING NAME UNDER KEC CHURCH - REG.CHARITY) Towards the reopening and expansion of a community café.
13/05/2021 £3,800 THE TUESDAY DISABILITY GROUP Towards the annual cost of running the club.
13/05/2021 £5,000 £231,934 CITIZENS ADVICE SOLIHULL BOROUGH To deliver a three-month programme of ‘active chats’ with people that have been shielding, or who are rehabilitating from COVID-19.
13/05/2021 £5,000 £11,361 SOLIHULL WHEELS FOR ALL (SWFA) Towards the usual costs of delivering sessions, track hire and advertising, plus new costs related to complying with COVID-secure procedures.
13/05/2021 £5,000 £59,804 NORTHERN STAR COMMUNITY ARTS Towards two peer-led support groups for people recovering from mental ill-health.
13/05/2021 £2,021 RAISING THE LEVEL CIC - HEATH BALLERZ LADIES Developing Life Skills We provided a sports based project engaging with young people from the age of 11-16 in response to increase rise in knife and gun crime in South Birmingham. Using sport such as boxing, football and basketball and youth work as a safe environment for the young people to talk openly about their personal experiences and views and share their fear and concerns about issue such as bullying and risk taking behaviour. We had positive feedback from both the young people and their parents/guardians. Building Strong Communities Football is used as a tool of engagement to bring young people up to the age of 25 together from diverse backgrounds (different ethnic groups and genders) to create a team that works towards one goal - creating community cohesion and stronger communities. We use football to build capacity for our young people to develop their personal, team building and employability skills. We have had some of our young participants become volunteers who have helped to deliver football sessions to younger children. This has increased their confidence and improved communication skills creating positive role models for the next generation. Improving Mental Health During lockdown we maintained contact with our young people by putting on sporting challenges via social media such as keepie uppies and skipping and also provided a weekly Sunday afternoon keep fit class over zoom and facebook which was inter-generational, aged 7 - 70 (families keeping fit together). Reducing Crime & Antisocial behaviour We provide multi-sport engagement for young people during the half term periods which involved sports such as football, basketball, dodge ball and cricket and divert young people from crime and antisocial behaviour. Sport gives the young people an opportunity to be part of a team and participate with their peer group in a positive way. Our aim is to continue to use sport to engage, challenge and develop local young people, creating a safe environment for them to express themselves and gain knowledge and skills to achieve their full potential.
13/05/2021 £2,021 5UP C.I.C in order to replace old kit and resources for use by the young people
13/05/2021 £2,000 OCKER HILL ACADEMY in order to upgrade play equipment and ground markings for use in the school playground.
13/05/2021 £1,000 £83,630 CAMERON GRANT MEMORIAL TRUST To supply 1,000 aluminium water bottles, printed with information about mental health support services, to homeless people and secondary school pupils.
13/05/2021 £2,021 JEWELLERY QUARTER BOXING CLUB In order for the club to replace a loss of earnings during the pandemic from membership fees and fundraising which make up 95% of the clubs revenue
13/05/2021 £2,021 £3,001 QUIRKY KIDS In order to provide a weekly session of Zumba for children with disabilities
13/05/2021 £2,000 GREAT BRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL in order to provide story sacks for 100 families
13/05/2021 £2,021 BIRMINGHAM IMPACT FOOTBALL CLUB CIC in order to continue to provide football training sessions for children aged 5 – 14 years
13/05/2021 £1,906 SUMMERHILL PRIMARY ACADEMY - RIVERS C OF E MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST in order to develop an outdoor gardening space for the schools internal focus provision that supports Key Stage children aged 7 – 11 years with special educational needs and disabilities.
13/05/2021 £2,021 INSPIRED COMMUNITIES in order to provide a programme of sporting activity for children and young people aged 4 – 17 years.
10/05/2021 £7,090 MISSION DIVERSE CIC The grant will pay for free online training courses for young people
10/05/2021 £4,985 £102,884 BME UNITED in order to provide an employment skills programme for young people in Wolverhampton.
30/04/2021 £1,000 SPORTING YOUR FUTURES CIC in order to provide a 12 week programme of football sessions for 11 – 21 year olds from inner city Birmingham
26/04/2021 £2,000 £171,915 ST. MARK'S COMMUNITY HUB in order to provide digital inclusion sessions for older people in Kingstanding.
23/04/2021 £5,120 NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP The grant will pay for fuel vouchers for over 50's in Hawkesley for two months
23/04/2021 £5,000 SMALL WORLD AT ST DAVID'S SHENLEY GREEN The grant will pay for food vouchers for 30 families for around 7 weeks
23/04/2021 £3,000 £8,000,411 MIDLAND MENCAP The grant will pay for weekly lunch parcels and information and advice for families with disabilities for two months
23/04/2021 £2,558 CATALYST MUTUAL ENTERPRISE CIC A grant will pay for 5 week long digital literacy courses for 30 people
22/04/2021 £5,000 HIMAYA HAVEN COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY Towards additional hours for an Outreach Worker, overheads, volunteer training.
22/04/2021 £1,000 CHILVERS COTON SCOUT GROUP in order to purchase 3 portable outdoor shelters and stabilisation to enable the scouts to meet outdoors
21/04/2021 £10,000 MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY GROUP The grant will pay for food parcels for three months
20/04/2021 £4,200 BABY AID BIRMINGHAM The grant will pay for essential items for three months
16/04/2021 £5,000 £311,628 NEWSTARTS The grant will contribute to the costs of the foodbank for 5 weeks
16/04/2021 £1,925 £49,831 ETERNAL LIFE CHURCH MINISTRIES The grant will pay for staffing and food for the food bank for 6 months
15/04/2021 £3,000 APTITUDE ORGANISATION CIC In order to provide 1:1 mentoring support for young people in Coventry
15/04/2021 £5,000 £90,649 GUY'S GIFT in order to provide sessions in schools for children affected by the loss of a family member or loved one
15/04/2021 £2,000 £150,767 COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF (CWAD) in order to support the interpreting service that the charity provides.
15/04/2021 £2,000 ORDINARY MAGIC C.I.C In order to purchase equipment for a new therapy and counselling room to support children and families
15/04/2021 £850 NEW LIFE RESOURCE CENTRE CIC Towards the cost of three social meals.
13/04/2021 £10,000 £238,926 THE PROJECT The grant will cover the salary of a p/t financial and housing advisor for 3 months, together with some administrative costs for these services.
13/04/2021 £2,822 WOODVIEW COMMUNITY FORUM LTD The grant will contribute towards staff and volunteer costs, food and PPE for 2 months
13/04/2021 £1,500 £411,251 HOME FROM HOSPITAL AFTER CARE Towards annual running costs.
13/04/2021 £1,000 TIME OUT Towards provision of a free fruit and veg bag to residents who are disabled, over 60 years, low income or who have been impacted by COVID-19.
13/04/2021 £1,000 £58,419 PERKISOUND CIO Towards annual running costs.
13/04/2021 £500 REACH AND UNITE OUTREACH AND EMPOWERMENT CIC To purchase sensory equipment for their portable sensory room.
13/04/2021 £1,000 LIMITLESS FITNESS CENTRE CIC Towards the cost of delivering a weekly football session over three months for boys and girls aged up to 16 years.
13/04/2021 £1,000 BETHEL NEW LIFE APOSTOLIC CHURCH & COMMUNITY HALL Towards the purchase of a large fridge and large freezer.
13/04/2021 £1,000 £88,664 JOHN LUCY TRUST/HAMPTON LUCY VILLAGE HALL REFURBISHMENT Towards refurbishing the kitchen and installing toilets at the village hall.
13/04/2021 £1,000 £39,844 SENSORY PEOPLE Towards the running costs of a Cool Kids Summer Scheme.
13/04/2021 £1,000 SQUARE PEG ACTIVITIES LIMITED Towards the cost of employing a Play Worker during the summer school holidays.
13/04/2021 £1,000 THE FRIENDS OF DARTMOUTH PARK To purchase two metal benches for the park.
13/04/2021 £1,200 £1,125,456 PEACEMAKERS (WEST MIDLANDS QUAKER PEACE EDUCATION PROJECT) Towards the cost of delivering a Positive Peace Group for six young people at risk of exclusion.
13/04/2021 £1,000 CYCLE-R Towards core costs.
13/04/2021 £1,000 £36,846 RAGE ARTS Towards core operational costs.
13/04/2021 £1,000 £5,961 OWN BOOKS Towards annual running costs.
13/04/2021 £2,000 SMART WORKS BIRMINGHAM Towards the staffing costs of delivering four Mentoring Circle events for unemployed women.
13/04/2021 £1,000 £104,154 THE SPRING PLAYGROUP AND PRESCHOOL To retain an existing member of staff for one term.
13/04/2021 £1,000 £70,864 PROTON FOUNDATION To pilot an online version of their eight-week Flourish Project with 15 schools in West Bromwich.
13/04/2021 £2,000 NORTHFIELD ARTS FORUM A grant will contribute for food bank costs for three months
13/04/2021 £1,000 £175,668 DUDLEY COUNSELLING CENTRE Towards the cost of a sessional counsellor.
09/04/2021 £4,400 DIAMONDS COMMUNITY LEARNING PROJECT CIC in order to provide activity packs for 40 families with children with special educational needs for 8 weeks. The facilitator will be available to the beneficiaries during the course of the project to offer addition emotional and practical support that the families may need including sign posting for expert advice.
09/04/2021 £4,800 WARM EARTH in order to provide gardening volunteering sessions for local residents.
09/04/2021 £4,000 SHAKTI WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY The grant will cover 12 days of project management, staff costs for 40 group therapy sessions, 10 money management sessions and 50 counselling sessions, room hire, volunteer expenses and some promotion of the project.
09/04/2021 £1,000 BALSALL HEATH CATS- CHILDREN ACTION TEAM SUPPORT Towards the purchase of a range of sensory equipment.
09/04/2021 £2,200 RE. FUTURE COLLECTIVE To pay for the running costs of the FYI project, which offers weekly arts based sessions for young people experiencing disadvantage, often living in overcrowded homes, where the impact of the pandemic and restrictions on movement is more strongly felt
01/04/2021 £4,810 £163,014 DUDLEY COUNSELLING CENTRE to contribute to the salary of a detached/indoor youth worker who will work with local young people to encourage them into positive activities and identify those who may benefit from support at the counselling service.
01/04/2021 £5,000 £25,992 ST THOMAS COMMUNITY PROJECT To employ a part-time worker to oversee the process of resuming face-to-face activities in a COVID-secure manner.
01/04/2021 £5,000 £93,527 FEEDING COVENTRY in order to purchase food for the social supermarket
01/04/2021 £5,000 £16,215 OASIS COMMUNITY HUB: FOUNDRY AND BOULTON A grant will contribute to the running costs of "My Local Pantry" for 6 months
01/04/2021 £5,000 £236,811,000 MHA COMMUNITIES SOUTH & WEST BIRMINGHAM The grant will pay for a befriending service for six months
01/04/2021 £4,996 £15,802 BIG TOP NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ROADSHOW The grant will pay for the operation of a foodbank for 12 weeks in Edgbaston
01/04/2021 £5,000 H.U.M.A.N. (HELP UNIFY MANKIND AND NATIONS) in order to provide a programme of mental health workshops for black women in Birmingham. The
01/04/2021 £3,058 SWAAT To deliver an information campaign to encourage uptake of COVID-19 vaccination within the Somali community and dispel myths, and reduce social isolation through a weekly online community conference.
01/04/2021 £5,000 £9,988,822 COVENTRY CENTRAL SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH in order to develop a social supermarket. The church has been providing food parcels for those in most need since November, but feel that a social supermarket presents a more sustainable response
01/04/2021 £4,970 LEA VILLAGE GLEBE FARM RESIDENTS FORUM To provide a weekly soup kitchen and a weekly Walk and Talk session.
01/04/2021 £5,000 £1,036,122 LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR (PCC OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF ST LUKE’S EDGBASTON) The grant would pay for 3 months worth of Fareshare food for the foodbank
01/04/2021 £5,000 £29,921,000 BOURNVILLE VILLAGE TRUST Demand for the support is still continuing and we would like £5,000 to continue our work in this area.
01/04/2021 £5,000 £642,062 WILLENHALL COMMUNITY FORUM Towards the cost of running the Food Hub for approximately six months.
01/04/2021 £5,000 THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB To deliver a telephone befriending service.
01/04/2021 £5,000 ST. CHAD'S SANCTUARY in order to provide ESOL classes for refugees and asylum seekers
01/04/2021 £5,000 £102,884 BME UNITED To deliver online health and wellbeing courses.
01/04/2021 £4,000 £114,853 NEW HOPE GLOBAL in order to provide food vouchers for BAME communities of Aston, Lozells, Sparkbrook and Sparkhill.
01/04/2021 £2,000 £147,000 SALUS FATIGUE FOUNDATION This will pay for some co-ordination and salary for all projects for three months
01/04/2021 £720 THE OPEN DOORS PROJECT CIC The grant will pay for 15 support sessions for young disabled people and their carers.
01/04/2021 £1,980 £45,010 STEPS TO YOUR HEALTHY FUTURE in order to provide monthly digital ‘meet up groups’ for 12 monhts where adults can discuss, share and communicate their thoughts and experiences of living with type 2 diabetes.
01/04/2021 £2,000 £36,299 ELIAS MATTU FOUNDATION CIO The grant will pay for salary for the Listening service for 6 months
01/04/2021 £500 LIGHTHORNE ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION in order to purchase and install a large water butt for use by the allotment plot holders.
01/04/2021 £2,000 £178,550 COVENTRY RESOURCE CENTRE FOR THE BLIND Towards the cost of installing 12 double glazed windows in their well used centre for blind and visually impaired people and their families.
01/04/2021 £2,000 £235,754 TINY TIM'S CHILDRENS CENTRE in order to provide 40 therapy sessions for children with additional needs across Coventry. Therapy can include a variation of treatment dependant on the child’s needs but can involve massage, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and access to a sensory room.
01/04/2021 £2,000 £275,461 THE LILY MAE FOUNDATION towards the salary cost of additional support worker to offer support to families through the Charity’s free Baby Loss Support Service
24/03/2021 £5,000 £25,000 APNI ZAROORAT COMMUNITY NETWORK In order to provide workshops for vulnerable women in Stourbridge to support them into transitioning back in to community life as lockdown begins to ease.
24/03/2021 £5,000 £147,000 SALUS FATIGUE FOUNDATION The grant will pay for administration and sessional staff for weekly support groups and educational workshops
24/03/2021 £5,000 £33,024 BRIERLEY HILL BABYBANK To fund a new staff member in order to continue to provide baby packs for families in need in Dudley
24/03/2021 £2,500 £248,995 TOP CHURCH TRAINING In order to continue to provide support for families affected by the pandemic in Dudley. Support includes the provision of delivered meals, employment guidance and mentoring.
24/03/2021 £4,000 MARSTON GREEN BAPTIST FREE CHURCH Towards annual overheads of the church hall.
24/03/2021 £4,300 BERKSWELL AND BALSALL COMMON TENNIS CLUB Towards a new community tennis programme for older people.
24/03/2021 £5,000 DAERO COMMUNITY FORUM in order to continue to provide advocacy and support sessions for families from African communities across Birmingham
24/03/2021 £5,000 £9,610 CHERISHED HEARTS In order to provide weekly outreach support to girls engaged in street sex work in Hillfields, Coventry
24/03/2021 £2,200 THE IT CROWD Towards core running costs.
23/03/2021 £137,240 £259,287 NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP/ AGE UK BIRMINGHAM, GATEWAY FAMILY SERVICIES A grant will pay for a digital inclusion project for older people in Northfield and Edgbaston. The grant will pay for staffing and management costs and IT
22/03/2021 £5,000 £62,817 CARE LINK WEST MIDLANDS In order to provide COVID related support to BME households in Sandwell. Varied forms of support will be offered dependant on the needs of the 57 refugees identified as in need of help which will include both emotional and practical support.
22/03/2021 £5,000 £313,308 OLD HALL PEOPLE'S PARTNERSHIP in order to work with local people within Walsall to provide a range of both practical and emotional support for those affected by the pandemic
22/03/2021 £5,000 £4,368 SOORA ASSOCIATION The grant will pay for a delivery service for vulnerable people, as well as information and support
22/03/2021 £10,000 NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP A grant will pay for food vouchers for 3 months for foodbank users
22/03/2021 £5,000 BOOMERANG EXPRESSIONS LTD The grant will pay for staffing, food and support for vulnerable people for 6 months
22/03/2021 £5,000 £14,266 BABY GODIVA in order to continue to provide essential items for babies that are becoming increasing difficult to afford due to the impact of the pandemic; those on furlough or having recently lost their job as well as those in poverty across Coventry and Warwickshire.
22/03/2021 £4,900 £181,838 HOMESTART DAVENTRY AND SOUTH NORTHANTS Towards a support service for isolated parents in Rugby.
22/03/2021 £4,500 £601,075 BIRMINGHAM CITY FC COMMUNITY TRUST To deliver a two-week Easter Holiday, free, activity club.
22/03/2021 £4,900 £3,010 CENTRAL FAST RESPONSE Towards the cost of training 15 new volunteers, including equipment, and PPE.
22/03/2021 £4,700 £14,197 FASTAID EMERGENCY COMMUNITY RESPONDER SCHEME Towards the running costs of the three emergency response cars.
22/03/2021 £2,000 £40,019 SHREE SHREE RADHA KRISHNA CULTURAL CENTER The grant would pay for Kindle Fire tablets for people to be able to join in activities virtually
22/03/2021 £1,000 5UP C.I.C The grant will pay for 16 care packs to allow young people to go to the gym
22/03/2021 £2,000 5UP C.I.C The grant will pay for 80 yoga mats for home use by the community
22/03/2021 £1,900 £111,115 WILLENHALL CHART The grant will pay for fitness sessions three times a week for 12 weeks
22/03/2021 £2,000 £3,886 THE MOSELEY & KINGS HEATH SHED A grant will pay for materials and equipment for the outreach boxes for art and creative work and some publicity.
22/03/2021 £2,400 £175 GILSON LADIES CLUB Towards core running costs and a plaque for every member.
22/03/2021 £2,000 £163,014 DUDLEY COUNSELLING CENTRE The grant will pay towards the salary of a p/t counsellor
18/03/2021 £1,000 EXPRESS & STAR BOWLS CLUB Grant to Express & Star Bowls Club
18/03/2021 £1,000 £218,981 LIFESPACE TRUST Grant to Lifespace Trust
17/03/2021 £1,000 THE GINA PROJECT CIC Grant to The Gina Project CIC
17/03/2021 £1,000 BRUSHSTROKES COMMUNITY PROJECT Grant to Brushstrokes Community Project
17/03/2021 £1,000 £258,713 COVENTRY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB A grant was provided in order to provide activities for young people.
17/03/2021 £1,000 £304,104 KAIROS WWT (WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER) Grant to Kairos WWT (Women Working Together)
12/03/2021 £5,000 £536,022 THE PARENTING PROJECT Towards the cost of running a Parent Mentor Programme.
12/03/2021 £4,335 £55,203 THE FRIENDSHIP PROJECT FOR CHILDREN to meet the cost for around six weeks of their four part-time Area Coordinators and the Project Administrator. The Area Coordinators support the Older Friends, helping them to plan activities for their Younger Friends.
12/03/2021 £3,544 £73,488 E R MASON YOUTH CENTRE (TRADING AS CCS (BIRMINGHAM) LTD The grant will pay for 150 activity packs for young people, as well as wellbeing sessions for 12 weeks
12/03/2021 £5,000 £48,729 THE CANLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE The grant will pay for 2 days salary for the co-ordinator, food and toiletries for the social supermarket.
12/03/2021 £3,350 SOLIHULL BARONS ICE HOCKEY CLUB LIMITED To deliver a weekly virtual support programme.
12/03/2021 £5,000 TANHOUSE SHEDDERS To buy additional woodworking tools and equipment.
12/03/2021 £2,500 CLEAN & GREEN (SMALL CHANGES, BIG IMPACTS IN OUR COMMUNITIES) Towards delivering a new “Wellbeing Walkers” group.
12/03/2021 £3,000 TRANSFORMATION IN ACTION CIC Towards the cost of relaunching activities in Solihull.
12/03/2021 £3,000 THE BALSALL AND BERKSWELL JUBILEE PROJECT (KNOWN AS 'THE JUBILEE') Towards essential overheads.
12/03/2021 £5,000 £215,836 BREAKING THE SILENCE (BTSUK) LTD The grant will pay for counselling costs for 6 months
12/03/2021 £5,000 £734,851 ST. ANNE'S HOSTEL The grant will pay for weekly refreshment packs for the men in the hostel
12/03/2021 £5,000 YOU'RE CHERISHED CIC To deliver two, weekly online social groups focussing on mental health and wellbeing, one for primary aged girls and one for secondary aged.
12/03/2021 £5,000 £337,878 BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST GENERAL CHARITY The grant will pay for a support pack for people in temporary accommodation, comprising a slow cooker, recipe book and vegetable pack
12/03/2021 £5,000 FIRST NEEDS COMMUNITY AND WELLBEING HUB C.I.C The grant will pay for staffing and food for three months for the foodbank
12/03/2021 £5,000 GRO-ORGANIC LIMITED Towards the cost of employing a support worker for six hours per week for a year.
09/03/2021 £5,916 KAUSHALYA UK In order to deliver a programme of online support discussions for women in the Black Country.
09/03/2021 £5,000 £73,938 LIVING HOPE CHURCH In order for the organisation to provide online ‘holiday clubs’ for vulnerable children and families during February and Easter holidays.
08/03/2021 £5,000 £186,406 BIRMINGHAM CARE GROUP The grant will pay for volunteer costs, food and storage for around 8 weeks for the food bank
08/03/2021 £3,900 £73,488 E R MASON YOUTH CENTRE (TRADING AS CCS (BIRMINGHAM) LTD To deliver a 12-week programme of group activities and individual mentoring sessions for 12 young people.
08/03/2021 £4,972 £15,802 BIG TOP NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ROADSHOW In order to provide a programme of training, mentoring and support for young people aged 11 – 16 years in Birmingham
08/03/2021 £3,684 £257,056 ST GERMAIN'S CHURCH The grant will pay for the salary of the foodbank co-ordinator for 15 weeks
08/03/2021 £5,000 VIEWFINDERUK CIC To deliver a film project with ten young women who are either ex-offenders or at risk of offending.
08/03/2021 £5,000 NORTHFIELD ARTS FORUM in order to provide mentoring activities for young people in Northfield, Birmingham.
08/03/2021 £5,000 £363,403 FREE@LAST To employ a part-time youth worker to engage young people in the Entrepreneur Programme.
08/03/2021 £5,000 £41,035 BUILDING 4 HOPE To increase workshop space by refurbishing an unused area, furnishing and equipping it, and providing PPE.
04/03/2021 £5,000 £144,791 MERIDEN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION (MAPA) The grant will pay for the salary of 4 youth workers for 6 months
04/03/2021 £5,000 £185,243 SOLIHULL & DISTRICT HEBREW CONGREGATION Towards the continuation of a home delivery meal service and volunteer telephone support for elderly people.
04/03/2021 £4,600 COMMUNITIES ENGAGE & THRIVE CIC To offer a programme of virtual support to mothers who are experiencing mental health issues because of continued isolation, anxiety and poverty during the pandemic.
04/03/2021 £5,000 £7,638 EXPRESS YOURSELF COMMUNITY CLUB A grant will pay for activity packs for isolated people for 18 weeks
04/03/2021 £5,000 £168,449 WALSALL BLACK SISTERS COLLECTIVE Towards the continuation of the organisation’s ‘COVID-19 Survival Project’. This provides food boxes and a befriending service to lonely and isolated people in the borough.
04/03/2021 £5,000 £50,163 THE SPEARHEAD TRUST AT BELLS FARMHOUSE The grant would pay for the befriender salary, volunteer expenses for those working on the food service as well as telephone costs for the befriending service and internet and electricity for the food service.
04/03/2021 £4,920 LISTEN UPLIFT VENT CIC in order to provide a programme of support for women and their families in Birmingham affected by the pandemic
04/03/2021 £5,000 £32,427 DARUL ELM COMMUNITY CENTRE The grant will pay for food parcels, a shopping service and online teaching for children for 4 weeks
04/03/2021 £5,000 £5,639 CROSSOVER BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Towards the costs of re-engaging people in basketball activities.
04/03/2021 £5,000 THE PAVILIONS BOWLS CLUB AKA THE PAV'S Towards core costs including rent/rates, grounds maintenance, insurance, equipment, and promotion.
04/03/2021 £3,000 £337,878 BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST GENERAL CHARITY The grant will pay for toiletries, night wear and activity packs for people in step down wards in local hospitals
04/03/2021 £4,639 £33,434 MISFITS MUSIC LTD To start a choir aimed particularly at people with respiratory problems, including those affected by Long Covid.
04/03/2021 £2,000 £53,325 REDEEMER CHURCH BIRMINGHAM Towards the continuation of their Citizen Enablement Fund.
04/03/2021 £2,000 STRATFORD TIME BANK The grant will pay for staffing and operational costs of the befriending service for three months
04/03/2021 £700 MAGICAL MC CIC The grant will pay for 8 week communication courses for 20 young people in Wolverhampton
01/03/2021 £5,071 £171,524 HAVEN COMMUNITY PROJECT The grant will pay for staffing, the purchase of 2 industrial fridges and food storage/shelving construction, as well as some promotion for the "your local pantry" project
01/03/2021 £5,000 £16,689 SOLIHULL LODGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Towards the essential overheads of the Association including insurance, utilities, volunteer expenses.
01/03/2021 £2,500 £7,817 GOSPEL OAK COMMUNITY FORUM The grant will pay for 25 activity packs for young carers for 12 weeks
01/03/2021 £5,000 CARS AREA TOGETHER To expand a gardening project delivered in the summer 2020 in the Cars Area neighbourhoods, across the wider Smith’s Wood area.
01/03/2021 £4,000 £33,789 PLASMA OF HOPE Towards providing weekly online/phone befriending sessions.
01/03/2021 £5,000 VISION FOR ALL CIC To deliver weekly sports activities in four, eight-week blocks, each for up to 15 disadvantaged young people aged 11-16 years.
01/03/2021 £5,000 £25,763 SOLIHULL CHURCHES ACTION ON HOMELESSNESS (S.C.A.H.) Towards 30 starter packs (£135 each) and ten debt relief orders (£90 each) from April 2021 onwards.
01/03/2021 £5,000 SMALL WORLD AT ST DAVID'S SHENLEY GREEN This will provide food parcels for 20 families for 3 months
01/03/2021 £3,000 £70,663 MIGRANT EMPOWERMENT GROUP in order to provide support for vulnerable black and minority ethnic communities in Wolverhampton
01/03/2021 £3,000 £311,628 NEWSTARTS In order to continue to provide emergency food parcels to those in need. In addition to the food parcels, the organisation has volunteer debt advisors recruited and trained and wish to begin offering advice to those who use the food bank
01/03/2021 £2,500 ALZEC VISION CIC in order to provide a foodbank and online activities for disadvantaged people in Wolverhampton
01/03/2021 £5,000 £88,224 WARLEY BAPTIST CHURCH A grant is requested to continue running a weekly hot meals delivery service for up to 6 months, benefiting up to 100 vulnerable people locally. It will pay for food costs, £4,000 for 100 meals per week @ £3.00 per meal and the delivery costs - £1,000 for equipment -Recyclable tubs for food £20 per box (200) £20 per week, Paper bags £8 per 100 £16 per week, Labels &Printing £20 per week
01/03/2021 £3,080 £19,166 BLAZE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION A grant is requested to provide weekly virtual social session and 4 virtual fitness sessions per week. The social sessions will include quizzes, Q&A with Blaze players and history discussions. The fitness sessions will target more vulnerable groups for three of the sessions including disabled, young people and families and the remaining session will be accessible to all
01/03/2021 £2,150 A.M.E.S PROJECT CIC Towards delivery of an after-school activity programme for disadvantaged young people in eight named primary schools in Shirley.
01/03/2021 £2,000 £1,705,250 ANAWIM WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER A grant is requested towards the general running costs of the drop-in centre, which is open to women from all over Birmingham
22/02/2021 £2,000 JOSEPH TURNER PRIMARY SCHOOL In order to purchase home reading books.
22/02/2021 £2,000 ST PAUL'S CE ACADEMY TIPTON in order to purchase books and covers for all school years including nursery.
19/02/2021 £8,814 £355,595 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH We would like to fund a support worker for 6 months to work with the clients coming to us for support and referred by foodbank to a) develop appropriate online resources and offer that 121 contact.
19/02/2021 £5,000 £314,326 HOME FROM HOSPITAL AFTER CARE The grant will pay for food parcels and utility top-ups
19/02/2021 £5,000 TIME OUT In order to continue to provide pandemic related support to vulnerable people in north Warwickshire.
19/02/2021 £5,000 ORDINARY MAGIC C.I.C in order to provide a programme of mental health support for children and families affected by the pandemic
19/02/2021 £3,000 SALTLEY STALLIONS FOOTBALL CLUB In order to provide weekly mental health and wellbeing talk shows for girls affected by the pandemic.
19/02/2021 £3,000 £217,163 HOPE COMMUNITY PROJECTS The grant will pay for the running costs of the food parcel service for 6 months
19/02/2021 £5,000 STRIKE9T CIC The grant will pay for volunteer and coaching costs,ground hire, equipment for the sessions and publicity for 15 days of sports cams in Solihull
19/02/2021 £4,000 £257,056 ST GERMAIN'S CHURCH in order to provide food parcels and hot meals twice a week for vulnerable people in Edgbaston
19/02/2021 £3,000 £697,296 LIVINGSTONE HOUSE Towards infection control equipment and supplies, furniture/flooring, kitchen equipment, staff & volunteer costs, and gym equipment.
19/02/2021 £5,000 £10,429 MERIDEN VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Towards essential overheads.
19/02/2021 £5,000 MARSTON GREEN CRICKET CLUB Towards the cost of replacing a system of old practice cricket nets.
19/02/2021 £3,000 £642,062 WILLENHALL COMMUNITY FORUM In order to continue with the provision of food and other activity at the centre. The café provides local people with freshly cooked food at affordable prices. In addition to the café, the centre offers a food hub for local residents in financial hardship offering shopping at a subsidised rate
19/02/2021 £5,000 £17,214 ENGAGE TRUST UK in order to provide both 1:1 and group mentoring sessions for young people. The one hour sessions will address issues arising from lockdown which include anxiety, loss of motivation and coping mechanisms
19/02/2021 £5,000 £264,407 KARIS NEIGHBOUR SCHEME The grant will cover a proportion of co-ordination and storage hire costs and equipment for the parcels for the baby bank service for three months
19/02/2021 £5,000 £205,312 THE LILY MAE FOUNDATION Towards the employment costs of an additional part-time worker for their free Baby Loss Support Service.
19/02/2021 £3,300 £147,000 KINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH PROJECT OAK TREE CENTRE & BUTTONS CAFE in order to provide a variety of support for local residents in Oldbury.
19/02/2021 £4,200 BABY AID BIRMINGHAM The grant will pay for essentials supplies for babies and toddlers
19/02/2021 £4,750 BLACK TRAIN MUSIC CIC The grant would cover staff costs for the design, editing, streaming and recording of 20 live music sessions and musicians fees
19/02/2021 £5,000 WOODVIEW COMMUNITY FORUM LTD In order to continue to provide a contact for local people at the centre to enable them to access food, make donations or receive practical and emotional support
19/02/2021 £5,000 £709,477 THE COLEBRIDGE TRUST To create a team of 20 Volunteer Community Organisers (community connectors) who will be trained in befriending skills and will support up to 150 local residents who are socially isolated.
12/02/2021 £10,000 COURT OAK ROAD ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION The grant will pay for the construction of 7 raised beds
12/02/2021 £3,000 £135,774 NORTHFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH In order to provide daily meals to families who are struggling over the February half term including ingredients for pancake day and Easter treats.
11/02/2021 £5,000 £128,456 THREE TREES COMMUNITY CENTRE The grant will pay for staffing, rent and utility costs for the centre for three months
11/02/2021 £4,880 WIZZLEWORLD DRAMATICS C.I.C. To deliver mental health first aid courses to local people, mainly volunteers.
11/02/2021 £5,000 £19,660 EMBRACE WARWICKSHIRE LTD in order to provide support to women involved in prostitution in the Hillfields area of Coventry
11/02/2021 £5,000 £359,679 AVERY FIELDS COMMUNITY SPORTS TRUST In order to provide hot meals, emotional support and signposting for local vulnerable people affected by the pandemic.
11/02/2021 £4,500 £100,651 WILLENHALL CHART Towards the cost of a telephone befriending service, and a cooked meal service, for vulnerable and isolated adults.
11/02/2021 £5,000 £106,322 MOSELEY PARK AND POOL TRUST in order to provide a programme of volunteering activity for vulnerable people.
11/02/2021 £5,000 £21,044 THE BRAKES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CIO Towards delivery of online physical activity training sessions for young members. Each age group will have two sessions per week. In addition, there will be a weekly social session where members can talk and get advice or support.
11/02/2021 £4,500 £50,800 CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF BIRMINGHAM CAMPUSES in order to provide hot meals on a weekly basis to elderly members of the community
11/02/2021 £3,800 BEARWOOD COMMUNITY HUB in order to continue to provide a programme of design and business workshops for young people.
11/02/2021 £3,800 £42,373 YOU CAN FLOURISH (KNOWN AS "FLOURISH") in order to provide online 1:1 mentoring sessions for girls affected by the pandemic.
11/02/2021 £5,000 £41,726 MARYVALE COMMUNITY PROJECT In order for the organisation to continue to offer older people in their community both practical and emotional support during the pandemic
11/02/2021 £5,000 £33,851 SEEDS OF HOPE PROJECT The grant will pay for utilities for seven months for the centre
11/02/2021 £2,000 BETHEL NEW LIFE APOSTOLIC CHURCH & COMMUNITY HALL in order to install LED lighting in their main hall
11/02/2021 £1,200 £91 MIDLAND ROVER OWNERS CLUB LTD To fund instructor training for one person who will subsequently be able to deliver in-house training for new members, and regular refreshed training to all.
11/02/2021 £2,000 £938,456 2ND WARWICK SEA SCOUTS Towards the cost of installing an Air source heat pump system in the new HQ building.
11/02/2021 £2,000 £74,787 WSIP (WARWICKSHIRE SOCIAL INCLUSION PARTNERSHIP) In order to replace and fit a new boiler in the day centre accessed by many vulnerable groups including those experiencing mental health difficulties
11/02/2021 £2,000 £77,294 HEAVEN GATE CENTRE In order to provide practical and emotional support for people affected by the pandemic
09/02/2021 £5,000 CREATE COLLECTIVE CIC In order for the organisation to provide specialist activity books to older people in care homes or isolated at home
04/02/2021 £5,000 WARWICKSHIRE CRICKET BOARD in order to provide cricket based activity projects for children and young people in north Solihull.
04/02/2021 £5,000 BALSALL HEATH CATS- CHILDREN ACTION TEAM SUPPORT In order to provide specialist benefit and financial advice to families with children with disabilities
04/02/2021 £5,000 £52,575 SANDWELL YOUTH IN ACTION In order to support vulnerable young people on a low income who have tested positive for COVID 19 or have been in contact with the virus and so are having to self isolate
04/02/2021 £5,000 £44,862 SHINE YOUTH Towards the annual cost of regular professional supervision and CPD for volunteer mentors, and towards necessary insurance.
04/02/2021 £4,000 AMPERSAND PROJECTS In order to provide growing kits for families and refugees in south Birmingham.
04/02/2021 £5,000 EVERYONE 4 SPORT To facilitate the in-house delivery of low impact physical activity sessions in care homes and day care centres to elderly people who are isolated, inactive, vulnerable, and have been emotionally affected by the number of deaths around them.
04/02/2021 £5,000 £331,127 MOSAIC CHURCH, COVENTRY Towards the cost of a Food bank Coordinator and volunteer costs
04/02/2021 £5,000 OPEN HOUSE COMMUNITY GROUP CIC Towards staffing and associated costs for their activities for young people on the Three Estates.
04/02/2021 £4,700 STOURBRIDGE FORSPORTS In order to provide hot meals and food parcels for older people affected by the pandemic in Dudley, including those isolating, shielding or in financial difficulty due to an increase in unemployment
04/02/2021 £5,000 £9,988,822 COVENTRY NORTH SDA The grant will pay for initial food stocks, a freezer, fridge and pallet trolley, storage units, publicity and training and expenses for volunteers for the social supermarket
04/02/2021 £4,880 £1,586,466 HAWKESLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE The grant will pay for food ingredients, delivery and printing for the healthy eating food service
04/02/2021 £4,250 £34,842 REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD, TSA in order to provide food parcels for vulnerable people in Bilston and Wednesfield.
04/02/2021 £5,000 £72,318 SANDWELL AFRICAN WOMEN ASSOCIATION - [SAWA] In order for the organisation to provide support to refugee elderly women in Sandwell and Birmingham
04/02/2021 £5,000 VIEWFINDERUK CIC In order to provide an opportunity for young people affected by COVID 19 to develop pod casts to be shared on online platforms
04/02/2021 £5,000 TOGETHER FOR CHANGE COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE in order to continue to fund a Refugee Link worker to offer support to refugees in Coventry.
04/02/2021 £5,000 VILLA CROSS SOUP KITCHEN In order to continue to provide take away or delivery of hot food and food parcels for homeless and vulnerable people in Birmingham
04/02/2021 £4,000 £1,586,466 AGE CONCERN BIRMINGHAM The grant will pay the salaries of “shoppers” and the IT equipment to allow contactless doorstep payments. It will benefit up to 200 local people and run for three months
04/02/2021 £2,000 £45,758 RISING GIRL in order to train teaching professionals to run empowerment and confidence building programme for female pupils
04/02/2021 £1,000 OPEN HOUSE COMMUNITY GROUP CIC Towards the purchase of tools and equipment, rent, and facilitator fees for their allotment project.
04/02/2021 £1,000 5UP C.I.C Towards a programme of sport and activities for up to 65 young people, most of whom have been referred by West Midlands Police.
04/02/2021 £1,500 FROM THE HEART THEATRE COMPANY Towards the costs of a community engagement programme alongside a theatre production.
04/02/2021 £2,000 £22,993 STEPWAY Towards and outdoor community garden project.
04/02/2021 £2,000 £14,700 SOLIHULL LODGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION To purchase a shipping container to increase storage capacity and free up space in the centre.
04/02/2021 £1,000 £175,309 ST FRANCIS YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE General donation towards running costs agreed by panel.
04/02/2021 £2,000 ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CHURCH Towards provision of emergency food, toiletries, furniture, educational resources.
04/02/2021 £2,000 £144,791 MERIDEN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION (MAPA) To purchase a year’s worth of consumables for the Playground.
04/02/2021 £2,000 £48,677 CARRS LANE COUNSELLING CENTRE Towards the salary of the Centre Manager.
28/01/2021 £5,000 ATHAC CIC In order to provide a befriending service to vulnerable adults in Birmingham including those with disabilities and carers
28/01/2021 £5,000 URBAN HEARD: YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST CIC Towards rent, a part-time youth worker and publicity costs associated with a new youth centre.
28/01/2021 £5,000 £165,750 ST. MARK'S COMMUNITY HUB in order for the organisation to provide a hot meal delivery service for older people in Birmingham. The project also provides advice for form filling and safe and well befriending activity by telephone
28/01/2021 £5,000 £192,250 ENTRAIDE Towards supermarket vouchers (for food, toiletries, top-up cards for utilities/phones, plus Project Coordinator and delivery costs.
28/01/2021 £3,000 £80,727 AFRICAN COMMUNITY HERITAGE HUB LTD In order for the organisation to organise emergency food delivery for vulnerable older people and those shielding in Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook and Kings Heath. Collection of shopping and prescriptions will also be provided
28/01/2021 £9,640 WILD EARTH In order for the organisation to provide a programme of wellbeing activity for adults over 18 years from Coventry
28/01/2021 £10,000 £449,462 COVENTRY INDEPENDENT ADVICE SERVICE LTD In order for the organisation to provide benefit and debt advice to residents of Coventry.
28/01/2021 £3,000 COMMUNITY CARE FOUNDATION In order for the organisation to provide a programme of health and wellbeing sessions for Refugees and Asylum seekers in Birmingham
28/01/2021 £5,000 ROSE COMMUNITY CENTRE LTD in order to develop a social supermarket to replace the food bank that is due to close
28/01/2021 £2,000 TIME4 HOPE In order to provide a programme of online support for parents affected by the pandemic.
27/01/2021 £4,500 £107,503 RISING STARS YOUNG PEOPLE'S SERVICES CIO Towards food and co-ordination costs for a food delivery service for three months, helping 72 local people
21/01/2021 £3,220 £107,299 THE KENILWORTH CENTRE In order to provide a wellbeing hub for young people to include 1:1 counselling, mentoring and sessions to promote improved relaxation, mental health, healthy living and the provision of wellbeing packs
21/01/2021 £5,000 £144,791 MERIDEN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION (MAPA) To support the running costs of the organisation following the impact of the pandemic on fundraising activity
21/01/2021 £10,000 £314,326 HOME FROM HOSPITAL AFTER CARE In order for the organisation to provide additional support and resources to those leaving hospital; bedding, food and utility top ups
21/01/2021 £5,774 REACT The grant will pay for equipment and the cost of elderly exercise classes for 12 months
21/01/2021 £10,000 ST THOMAS'S COMMUNTIY ASSOCIATION In order for the group to provide a variety of support and activities to the community of St Thomas’s and Dudley Central Wards in Dudley.
21/01/2021 £5,000 DIGBETH DINING CLUB FOUNDATION The grant will pay for the ingredients, cooking and distribution of meals @£2.50 a head.
21/01/2021 £10,000 £30,251 BETHANY PENTECOSTAL CHURCH/BETHANY COMMUNITY OUTREACH In order for the organisation to continue to provide a food bank for local people in Erdington
21/01/2021 £10,000 £142,506 BIRMINGHAM CENTRE FOR ARTS THERAPIES The grant will pay for 250 arts based therapeutic workshops
21/01/2021 £10,000 NEW LIFE RESOURCE CENTRE CIC A grant will pay for costs for 2 p/t staff to run and manage the project, volunteer expenses, food and online costs as well as a printer for volunteers to use as part of their upskilling
21/01/2021 £1,500 THE TUESDAY CLUB KINGSHURST in order for the group to continue to provide a social group for older people in Kingshurst
18/01/2021 £5,000 £1,755 SOLIHULL MOORS FOUNDATION In order to provide online football sessions for children with learning disabilities including Downs Syndrome, Autism and brain injuries
18/01/2021 £4,800 KERESLEY RFC We are wanting to offer free membership for our childrens section (new and exisitng members) for this season and next. This is to give every child in the local area the chance to exercise and benefit from everything our club can offer. Social, exercise, friendship and more
14/01/2021 £10,000 £414,014 YOUNG PEOPLE FIRST in order to provide mentoring and therapy sessions for young people in Warwick District. 6 youth workers will provide both one to one and small group bubbles both in school for those attending and outside of school
14/01/2021 £8,800 £533,674 VOLUNTARY ACTION COVENTRY Towards delivering online and indoor in-person physical and wellbeing activities, including group fitness, sports and lifestyle sessions, for people who are socially isolated and vulnerable, and are the least likely to participate in physical activities.
14/01/2021 £5,000 ORDINARY MAGIC C.I.C In order to provide a variety of mental health support services for children and young people in Shirley, Solihull.
14/01/2021 £5,000 £22,048,454 SOLIHULL SAMARITANS Support for two months running costs of the service as fundraising activity has been unable to go ahead due to COVID 19
14/01/2021 £5,000 £270,248 HOPE COVENTRY Towards general running costs of the Good Neighbours Coventry project, a volunteer befriending project for isolated and vulnerable older people.
14/01/2021 £7,000 NORTHFIELD ARTS FORUM To provide curated and targeted arts activity packs to support mental well-being, plus delivery of online workshops.
14/01/2021 £5,000 THE GUARDIANS OF STUBBS POOL COMMUNITY GROUP The grant will pay for food supplies for the foodbank for up to 6 weeks
14/01/2021 £5,000 THE BRITANNIA YOUTH ORGANISATION CIC Towards the continuation of a food delivery service to vulnerable people.
14/01/2021 £2,000 £64,451 ABACUS COUNSELLING SERVICES LTD in order to provide online counselling to Coventry residents affected by COVID 19.
14/01/2021 £2,000 £102,885 GUY'S GIFT In order to create Bereavement resource kits for schools in Coventry.
05/01/2021 £5,000 ASPIRE4U CIC To train five young BAME carers as Community Action Leaders to produce resources to support the mental wellbeing of other young people.
05/01/2021 £1,500 £7,296 WARWICKSHIRE PRIDE In order to provide a programme of wellbeing sessions for the organisations volunteers and LGBT+ people across Warwickshire
29/06/2020 £18,990 TIME OUT Alteration of current activities to support those in need who are isolated as a result of the current crisis. Clinically vulnerable and others isolating will be supported with collection of shopping, prescriptions, and companionship telephone calls.
29/06/2020 £3,000 £41,726 MARYVALE COMMUNITY PROJECT The project will pay for salaries for the telephone befriending service
29/06/2020 £12,000 £218,885 KAIROS WWT (WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER) To adapt their Feeling Safe Service in response to the coronavirus pandemic, moving from face-to-face, to virtual delivery.
29/06/2020 £5,900 £73,826 RUGBY CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTRE In order for the charity to provide a coordinated package of support for people affected by the pandemic. Support will include grocery and prescription collection and delivery, calls to those feeling isolated, referrals to foodbank for those in need and support to access benefits and employment advice.
29/06/2020 £2,700 £77,685 SHREE SHREE RADHA KRISHNA CULTURAL CENTER To enable the organisation to move some of their face to face centre activity to online. These include the book club, music and mediation sessions and children’s drama group. The women’s group and the lunch club will also be moved online.
29/06/2020 £15,335 £1,571,461 PEACEMAKERS (WEST MIDLANDS QUAKER PEACE EDUCATION PROJECT) The grant covers the cost of consultation and creation of the new material, technical costs of online content and safe outdoor face-to-face delivery.
29/06/2020 £20,000 £116,182 HAVEN COMMUNITY PROJECT The grant will pay for the creation of a community garden for the use of local resiidents and ongoing provision of food parcels
29/06/2020 £3,000 £341,594 BLACK COUNTRY TOURING The grant would pay for a contribution towards the freelance artists costs, telephone line rental and a 5% contribution to core costs.
29/06/2020 £17,000 INITIATIVE FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS CIC LIMITED Grant will pay for staffing costs, volunteer expenses, training and IT equipment and support for the creation of digital pods in the building to offer support to local women
25/06/2020 £20,000 MARTINEAU GARDENS They are requesting £10,000, this will allow them to employ two sessional workers for two days each week for approximately six months. This will support their therapeutic programme, providing an increased number of sessions with fewer volunteers per group.
25/06/2020 £5,500 THE EX-MINING VILLAGES PARTNERSHIP In order to deliver online youth sessions and provide activity packs for young people across the three villages of Hurley, Piccadilly and Wood End in north Warwickshire
25/06/2020 £3,000 BEAT IT PERCUSSION CIC This grant would enable them to deliver 12 sessions to up to 70 people, covering the costs of sessional staff to prepare,deliver and monitor the outcomes of the workshops
25/06/2020 £5,000 £659,918 FEED THE POOR (ISRA UK) The grant will pay for food supplies, packing and volunteer expenses
25/06/2020 £11,000 £311,628 NEWSTARTS They are requesting funding so that they can restart their furniture service from the site in Bromsgrove. They are unable to use the site in Northfield for this as it is at full capacity delivering a food bank service and they cannot operate both whilst maintaining safe social distancing.
25/06/2020 £20,000 £392,942 LOAVES N FISHES The grant will pay for a cor-ordinator who will run the service and bring in food donations. Balance of costs is for equipment to make the food deliveries
25/06/2020 £5,000 £136,876 KAJANS WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE LTD The grant will pay for the costs of a hot meal delivery service for isolated local elders.
19/06/2020 £5,250 £371,918 BRITISH BLIND SPORT For the organisation to adapt their face to face activity to online or audio workout session for children and adults with sight loss.
19/06/2020 £20,000 £474,506 NUNEATON & BEDWORTH HEALTHY LIVING NETWORK Adaption to their current service to instead provide 'meals on wheels' for older people in north Warwickshire.
19/06/2020 £13,250 £15,773 AROUND AGAIN To manage the increased demand they wish to open the social supermarket for a second day per week and install additional protective equipment, increase the number of volunteers so they can continue to deliver to vulnerable people, install WiFi to run the hotline service for non-medical COVID-19 related issues, and take on another member of staff on a seconded basis from the Colebridge Trust. Over six months, up to 1500 people living in poverty are expected to benefit.
19/06/2020 £8,631 MISFITS MUSIC LTD The grant will pay for a project co-ordinator and technical support for online music sessions
19/06/2020 £3,000 TILE HILL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP To provide IT support and WiFi to households in Tile Hill experiencing digital disconnection
19/06/2020 £20,000 £12,667 BIRMINGHAM IRISH ASSOCIATION To enable the organisation to adapt their services in response to the current crisis. A new range of services have been developed to meet the needs of a variety of people during the pandemic.
19/06/2020 £3,000 LOUDEEMY PRODUCTIONS his funding will pay for weekly sessions for individual vulnerable adults who require support and counselling services, both as already vulnerable adults, and as a direct consequence of added physical, mental, emotional and social challenges presented by the pandemic. The activities would include a one-one session of up to 1 hour on a regular basis (decided upon together by LouDeemY Facilitator and citizen), e.g. once a week, once a fortnight, once a month, as necessary. During the session we will offer a support, mentorship and counselling service via a method of the citizen’s choosing and which could be through Zoom, telephone call, text, WhatsApp, Email, depending on the citizen’s access and preference.
19/06/2020 £5,000 £50,163 THE SPEARHEAD TRUST AT BELLS FARMHOUSE The grant will pay for food, storage and volunteer expenses
19/06/2020 £18,000 £157,939 THE CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE The grant will pay for the re-design of the service in the light of Covid-19 and contribute towards salaries and IT costs
19/06/2020 £20,000 £5,506,586 BIRMINGHAM & SOLIHULL WOMEN'S AID The grant will pay for salaries to increase support via the telephone helpline
19/06/2020 £12,300 RECRE8NOW The grant will pay for the staffing needed to write and evaluate the programme as well as the professional input to design and load the online content, together with advertising costs
17/06/2020 £4,800 £3,968,144 BREAST CANCER HAVEN, WEST MIDLANDS Provide counselling support to women with breast cancer.
17/06/2020 £2,880 £671,593 AFGHANISTAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN ASSOCIATION The project is to support those from Afghan or Central Asian origins with language barriers to getting support in a range areas. They have noted a need due to an increase in calls to their phone lines. The application doesn't make the method of delivery completely clear how they will target users. While there is undoubtedly a need to support those with language barriers, this is more a changing of the organisation's normal delivery than a direct response to the COVID-19 emergency
17/06/2020 £20,000 £98,330 OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION To enable the charity to make adaptations to their current activities. Their original community based gardening sessions are being replaced with activities for individual households
17/06/2020 £5,000 £436,555 COVENTRY INDEPENDENT ADVICE SERVICE LTD To further support the organisation to adapt their services to support those in need in Coventry with advice and guidance around a variety of issues including debt and housing advice.
17/06/2020 £17,532 £248,139 NEW HEIGHTS - WARREN FARM COMMUNITY PROJECT To adapt their face to face activities held in their centre to activities online and delivered to family’s homes. Through their recent activities the organisation has consulted with their community to ascertain the support that they need and services and activities have been developed to meet the requests. These will include newsletters, telephone befriending, Zoom coffee morning and activity packs for children and young people to encourage safe social action activities. The project will address issues of isolation, increased mental health difficulties and contribute towards a continued sense of community during lock down
17/06/2020 £3,000 LIVING WATER WILLENHALL To enable the organisation to be able to provide food and medication delivery and befriending phone calls to those in isolation
17/06/2020 £4,000 BVSC This proposal has been in development since the beginning of lockdown. Chanel the main contact reached out to Heart of England to research potential funding opportunities after being referred to us by one of the staff at BVSC. At the time there was lots in the media about PPE shortages and I suggested to Chanel that another organisation could apply on her behalf and hold the funds. I suggested she go back to BVSC and ask them to support her
17/06/2020 £3,000 £34,446 SANDWELL THIRD AGE ARTS STAA To provide those in isolation with activity packs. These will be art projects to do at home individually or with family members and all necessary resources will be provided to prevent access to the right materials being a barrier.
17/06/2020 £5,000 £87,595 COVENTRY IRISH SOCIETY a grant towards a six-month project to support up to 120 vulnerable people through the provision of care packages and a telephone befriending service by volunteers. The packages will include food, newsletters, DVDs and puzzles.
17/06/2020 £3,000 TOGETHER IN ACTION TRUST To enable the organisation to create and distribute Family activity packs to those affected by or at risk of domestic abuse
17/06/2020 £18,500 £102,884 BME UNITED The grant will pay for sessional tutor costs and IT necessary to move well-being courses online.
15/06/2020 £2,500 MIGRANT FAMILY SUPPORT A grant would be used to fund a six-month project to provide support services online instead of face-to-face for up to 200 people. The company has experienced an increase in demand for support services since the coronavirus pandemic began, particularly in relation to domestic violence and mental-health related issues.
15/06/2020 £5,500 £179,954 ALLENS CROSS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Allens Croft is now the site of the Northfield foodbank which it has been operating with staff working longer hours. It also wants to continue to support older people through welfare checks and has asked for help with the extra costs (such as cleaning) of keeping the building open. Additionally, it wants to use its community garden as a source of food for the foodbank and to encourage people to grow food through delivery of seeds and online tutorials.
15/06/2020 £5,000 £45,546 WELOVECARERS To provide counselling sessions for carers and siblings in Dudley and surrounding areas.
15/06/2020 £16,700 £65,749 SAATHI HOUSE The grant will pay for the creation of a digital portal and online courses in sewing, English language and social support
15/06/2020 £17,876 £20,548 THE PRECIOUS TRUST Adaptation of their services in response to the current crisis. They wish to deliver specialist loss and bereavement online support to females within Birmingham and surrounding area.
15/06/2020 £5,000 £37,173 THE FATHER'S HOME To support the wider community who may be struggling as a result of lockdown with food or TLC parcels.
15/06/2020 £10,200 £543,163 ADVOCACY MATTERS The grant will pay for equipment for volunteers to safely visit people in their own homes
15/06/2020 £20,000 CITIZEN COACHING CIC (COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY) The grant will pay for up to 6 counselling sessions for up to 200 young people
15/06/2020 £5,000 £58,080 INCLUDE ME TOO The grant will pay for the creation of up to 50 sensory activity packs for families with disabled children
11/06/2020 £10,000 ACT FOR AUTISM Organisation to adapt their training offer to online. Five, hour long webinars will be created for families with children with autism.
11/06/2020 £5,000 THE GUARDIANS OF STUBBS POOL COMMUNITY GROUP To enable the group to continue to support those in need with food parcels across Nuneaton, Bedworth and north Warwickshire
11/06/2020 £11,246 CARERS FORWARD C.I.C All their face to face activity has been stopped so they wish to maintain contact with their beneficiaries through the provision of 50 ‘Stay safe - stay well’ kits that contain heath and fitness and sensory equipment along with games and arts and craft materials
11/06/2020 £3,000 £53,610 DEAF WORLD Provision of a sign language centre that deaf and hard of hearing young people can access to keep informed and provide a positive outlet whilst lockdown continues
11/06/2020 £13,500 ASPIRE4U CIC Aspire want to co-ordinate mental health support for some of the young people who have been part of their projects in the past and have significant disadvantage in their backgrounds; trust in Aspire and for whom the current situation is impacting very negatively on their mental health . They would arrange up to 10 sessions of culturally sensitive support with a trained counsellor.
11/06/2020 £3,000 BIRMINGHAM EMPOWERMENT FORUM To enable the group to provide food parcels for the community of Lozells and surrounding areas.
11/06/2020 £5,000 £298,571 BEDWORTH FOODBANK To purchase their regular items of food needed to meet increased demand for the food parcels
11/06/2020 £3,000 SPRING TO LIFE The grant will pay for online therapy and resources
09/06/2020 £10,000 £8,951 URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION The grant would pay for staff salaries, technical equipment and office rent for 6 months
09/06/2020 £5,000 ST CATHERINE'S CHURCH To purchase equipment to enable the onsite bakery to continue to bake bread for donation to Coventry foodbank for those in need.
09/06/2020 £4,300 £19,112 WSIP (WARWICKSHIRE SOCIAL INCLUSION PARTNERSHIP) we wish to continue to maintain vital contact with them. To change the way we work we need to invest in a new website and training in online chat programes such as Zoom . Instead of our Monday afternoon drop in we can use the office for manning a “helpline/chatline” for our known clients. Providing telephone support to: • ensure people are emotionally ok • check they have received and taken their medication • ask if they are in crisis • check they are eating appropriately • check they are operating social distancing As we move forward we can offer virtual tours and real time support and training via zoom with specialist consultants we have used previously in areas such as healthy eating, gardening and we can include keep fit sessions
09/06/2020 £3,000 £101,448 THREE TREES COMMUNITY CENTRE We are providing support and socialisation to our community in Chelmsley Wood, especially those in isolation. When the pandemic broke we set up a network of volunteers (Guardian Angels) who were all linked to 3 -5 people who they would ring regularly to check on. These calls were to find out if the person needed anything, but also to reduce their sense of isolation
09/06/2020 £3,000 DIAMOND ACADEMY FOOTBALL CLUB CIC The grant will pay for sessional staff and advertising
09/06/2020 £20,000 £444,092 GILGAL BIRMINGHAM As part of our project, Operations Manager will lead initiatives to change and develop how we support women in response to Covid-19 – so far this has included developing for a project in which we provide tablets for residents (for which we have been awarded a grant from Clothworkers Foundation) facilitating virtual ‘face-to-face’ support with staff, reinstating ‘House Meetings’, reducing isolation, helping them cope with both Covid-19 and their abuse, and continuing their journey of practically rebuilding their lives during this time. As part of their role. Operations Manager will develop further ways of supporting our residents virtually during this time, crucially supporting our Children’s Workers to restart the support that children living in the Refuge need at this time
09/06/2020 £5,000 RESTART ENTERPRISE Families We will use Restart Food share (our foodbank) to provide emergency food and support to families in need due to their loved ones and main wage earner being in prison. We will transform our food bank service into a mobile service doing deliveries within the Wolverhampton and Black Country to family members with loved ones in prison. The service will offer a food parcel delivery service, to vulnerable families. The parcels will consist of fresh and tinned food, recipe ideas, toiletries, activities for children and adults, cleaning products, educational materials, and more. Food will be sourced from our community food share initiative (Food Share) to reduce food waste.
09/06/2020 £5,000 £184,058 NORTH SMETHWICK DEVELOPMENT TRUST Our organisation is responding to the Coronavirus emergency through provision of cooked meals and food parcels to the most vulnerable members of our community. Working with the Smethwick Policing Team, we have identified 20 homeless people who previously were sleeping rough, but have been placed in temporary accommodation but have no access to food, we are providing food up to 3 times per week including Sundays. We also support children and families in the local North Smethwick Community with cooked meals and food parcels. We have received referrals from supported housing schemes, local schools and community memebrs including referrals from local food banks. We are also working with the Sandwell Go Play scheme and providing activity packs for children with arts and crafts and wish to extend that scheme to include adults who are suffering with their mental health at this time
09/06/2020 £3,000 WRITE HERE WRITE NOW CIC The grant will pay for activity packs for young people and co-ordination of the project
09/06/2020 £3,000 £236,806 TINY TIM'S CHILDRENS CENTRE So we have developed a remote support system, by keeping in contact with families and providing work plans that can be followed at home via email, exercise/therapy programs via video calls or a sympathetic ear at the end of the phone. with For families with children with special need this time has been especially difficult, so by being there and having weekly contact with them has been a bright light within there week.
09/06/2020 £4,000 £47,953 STOKE HEATH COMMUNITY CENTRE To supply food parcels with emergency items ie. food, milk, break, fruit & veg and toiletries. Aiming at the vulnerable adults, low income famillies and referrals from local church and social services - in Upper Stoke Ward as suggested by Coventry City Council. There are 12 hubs throughout the city following the same guidelines for staffing, training, organisational process. We are supplying once a week and the numbers are increasing each week.
04/06/2020 £2,500 CASE To fund weekly food parcels for senior local residents, activity packs for children, plus a computer, phone, and travel costs.
04/06/2020 £10,000 £33,024 BRIERLEY HILL BABYBANK Grant to Brierley Hill Babybank
04/06/2020 £10,000 UP CREATIVE HUB CIC Budget is for the salary of the facilitator/curator for this project and transport costs for the mobile hub
04/06/2020 £14,300 £7,817 GOSPEL OAK COMMUNITY CENTRE The grant will pay for a project co-ordinator and equipment costs for re-opening the centre
04/06/2020 £20,000 £182,601 URBAN DEVOTION BIRMINGHAM Adaption of existing activity to meet current regulations whilst supporting families and young people. New virtual activity will be provided replacing their usual face to face sessions along with therapeutic craft packs.
04/06/2020 £5,000 ST. PAULS CHURCH FOLESHILL Grant to St. Pauls Church Foleshill
04/06/2020 £5,000 £329,777 KMAB Grant to KMAB
04/06/2020 £10,000 £116,883 DUDLEY COUNSELLING CENTRE Grant to Dudley Counselling Centre
04/06/2020 £23,000 INNOVATING MINDS CIC Grant to Innovating Minds CIC
04/06/2020 £3,000 FAMILY RECONCILIATION NA MBOKA MOPAYA CIC The grant will pay for food and support for 26 vulnerable people
04/06/2020 £3,000 £84,977 CENTRAL YOUTH THEATRE Create 2 person Door stop theatre shows. T
04/06/2020 £15,000 ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CHURCH Grant to St. John the Divine Church
04/06/2020 £3,000 LOVE COVENTRY LTD Towards maintaining the furniture service. This includes transport costs, volunteer costs, overheads (rent for two months), a new laptop and costs associated with cleaning furniture.
03/06/2020 £6,800 LEAMINGTON LAMP Support for children with autism or high anxiety and their families with accessing remote lessons at home
29/04/2020 £3,000 £58,770 FRIENDS OF BRIDGETOWN SCHOOL Grant to Friends of Bridgetown School
29/04/2020 £3,000 BIRMINGHAM VINEYARD CHURCH - FOODBANK £1500 is requested to purchase food and essential items for their foodbank. Demand has increased but donations have reduced due to the church and collection points being closed. They have strong links with agencies supporting vulnerable people and these partner organisations collect the food bags to distribute to those in need. This project is responding directly to the current crisis and so would recommend an increased award.
29/04/2020 £3,000 £69,576 THE FRIENDSHIP PROJECT FOR CHILDREN The grant will contribute towards the cost of maintaining our friendships in support of disadvantaged children in Warwickshire during the Corona Virus epidemic, through part funding the salaries of the staff team of four Area Coordinators and a Project Administrator.
29/04/2020 £3,000 £210,398 OLD HALL PEOPLES PARTNERSHIP This project will provide food boxes, personal items, nappies and baby food to families in need
29/04/2020 £3,000 £19,670 BILSTON PEOPLE'S CENTRE During these difficult times they are supporting referred, identified vulnerable individuals and families and /or those who are considered to be at risk within their local community. They are supporting them by providing food parcels and other essential items.
29/04/2020 £2,500 £139,358 VOLUNTEER FRIENDS They would like to use their kitchen to cook meals for the vulnerable, shielded and high risk. They also propose to set up a befriending service.
29/04/2020 £3,000 £55,548 LAKEY LANE PRESCHOOL GROUPS The grant will pay for the development and distribution of monthly care packs to 30 targeted families
29/04/2020 £3,000 £6,164,090 CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE SANDWELL AND WALSALL BRANCH Provision of telephone and online bereavement support to those affected by Covid-19.
29/04/2020 £2,000 £274,893 CANNON STREET MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH Additional administrative support to help coordinate the work of the staff and volunteers in supporting local people during the pandemic with befriending, mentoring, and emotional wellbeing
29/04/2020 £2,000 £55,257 THE HUB AT HENLEY Weekly safe and well calls to elderly residents and will respond to requests to collect shopping and medication. They are also going to provide a weekly newsletter to their members along with loaning out DVDs and books . Support for young people to ensure they're safe.
29/04/2020 £4,000 COHORT 4 LIMITED Additional support to their beneficiaries in the form of delivery of food parcels, craft activities being sent and online group participation activities including a book club.
29/04/2020 £3,500 TIME4 HOPE The grant would pay for 10 sessions of therapy counselling for families on the waiting list, all of whom have children with disabilities, particularly ASD
29/04/2020 £3,000 DIAMONDS COMMUNITY LEARNING PROJECT CIC The will pay for materials to be posted to people who cannot access the online materials whilst lessons cannot be carried out face to face
29/04/2020 £3,000 POSITIVE PARTICIPATION LTD The grant will pay for telephone support to vulnerable, isolated elderly people
29/04/2020 £3,000 GRADUATE PLANET CIC The programme will support 500 people over 70 who are self-isolating due to Covid19 by providing purposeful and communicative activities based around nature to help them pass the time, give them a sense of being needed and valued and providing social interaction to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness as well as mental health issues.
27/04/2020 £3,000 THE STA FOUNDATION To provide hot meals for who ever is in need. They are working with various agencies to provide food, but are also supporting vulnerable individuals too. Although their budget indicates that this grant will be spent on food containers and fuel costs
27/04/2020 £1,500 £23,999 EMCONET To support those self-isolating or vulnerable with food parcels and essential items. They also wish to provide advice and support to enable the appropriate benefits to be accessed. A multilingual counsellor is also available to provide specialist support when needed.
24/04/2020 £5,000 TOGETHER FOR CHANGE COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE To pay part of the salary of their Fresh Start Coordinator. Due to cancellation of face to face activity due to Covid 19, the coordinator is now delivering some activity via telephone for young male refugees with the support of up to 40 volunteers
24/04/2020 £3,000 £66,422 TASTELIFEUK To remodel their current community activity to be able to offer support online. Funds are requested for increased staff hours to staff phones and website enquires, adapt the community course and technology support. As a national organisation it may be difficult to ensure that this resource is only utilised by West Midlands members. However, with the current crisis impacting on mental health it does appear to be providing a much needed support network for those with eating disorders.
24/04/2020 £3,000 £63,845 THE BRIERLEY HILL PROJECT To purchase food and fund mileage costs to meet the increased demand for individuals in the Dudley area. They are increasing the number of sessions that the foodbank is open and working with partners to collect on behalf of those unable to visit the foodbank. They will also deliver to those without any assistance and ensure that people in need of further support are signposted to the appropriate agencies.
24/04/2020 £3,000 £19,142,796 SOLIHULL SAMARITANS We would also like to continue with our local advertising so that local people know they can still contact us at any time day or night. Once the current crisis is over, and social distancing measures are lifted, we will be back in the local community giving talks and providing emotional support to local people as well as doing our usual community fundraising activities that make us sustainable in the long term.
24/04/2020 £5,000 £175,462 MERIDEN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION (MAPA) We have teamed up with new local partners and colleagues and volunteers to run an emergency service and food bank out of Kingshurst Community Centre (which has stood empty for several years until recently and been recommissioned by the local community) that will support local families and residents in need throughout the current crisis
24/04/2020 £3,000 £133,513 HOME-START BIRMINGHAM TAMESIDE To support families in need with food hampers, essential baby items and toiletries. Families are identified through existing support networks with many being lone parent families. With no additional support it is difficult for these families to obtain the items they need.
24/04/2020 £3,000 £605,299 NARTHEX SPARKHILL WE ARE PROVIDING 1 MAIN FOODBANK & 6 SATELLITES PLUS 2 EMERGENCY FOODBANKS, ONE IN THE Q.E & ANOTHER IN A LOCAL FIRE STATION, PROVIDING CLOTHES & SHOES PLUS UNDERWEAR. EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT, ALSO DEBT & MONEY ADVICE BY BY TELEPHONE DUE TO THE LOCK-DOWN
24/04/2020 £4,500 £96,248 OSCAR BIRMINGHAM LTD To provide safe and well checks whilst providing food parcels and essential items to individuals identified as high risk of contracting the Coronavirus because of their underlying health condition. They will be working with other community groups to ensure that support is available to those that need it.
24/04/2020 £3,000 £28,571 BETHANY PENTECOSTAL CHURCH/BETHANY COMMUNITY OUTREACH Bethany are trying to move towards deliveries for vulnerable people, often through third parties such as schools. Demand is increasing substantially. Bethany well understands the needs of the local community and funding will ensure those most vulnerable are supported
24/04/2020 £30,000 COVENTRY HAVEN WOMEN'S AID We continue to provide a full service and during the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. We recognise that any reduction or flex in our resources, within our own organisation or external partners, will ultimately result in an increase of risk to women and children, and a reduction in the victim’s space for action. We would seek to ensure that a contingency plan is operated for the shortest time possible.
24/04/2020 £3,000 £73,619 CALDMORE VILLAGE FESTIVAL LTD Caldmore want to make up and deliver activity packs for local low income families and continue to make wash bags for the NHS for PPE.
24/04/2020 £1,000 £179,813 DUDLEY CROSSROADS To cover the cost of visits and the mileage costs of carers making visits to those affected by the impact of Covid-19. Carers will undertake tasks such as cleaning, meal preparation, collection of medication and supporting with hygiene
24/04/2020 £1,500 £94,208 THE ENTERPRISE CLUB FOR DISABLED PEOPLE The club would like to provide a telephone befriending service for their 150 members. All members will receive a telephone call once a week to check on their welfare. A weekly quiz will also be distributed too. Those without telephone will be sent cards.
24/04/2020 £1,815 ARTY FOLKS Arty Folks wish to undertake wellbeing visits to their most vulnerable members. Door step visits will ensure that the members see a familiar face and are checked upon in regard to maintaining a healthy lifestyle including self-care, taking medication and eating properly. Each member will also be provided with an art pack
24/04/2020 £1,500 £192,784 ALL SAINTS YOUTH PROJECT To offer online support for young people, many with learning difficulties. Social media will be used, and a regular youth worker will facilitate the virtual group sessions. Support for parents will also be available through phone lines.
24/04/2020 £1,500 £186,963 MOSELEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST multi agency approach with the community working together to support vulnerable members of the community
24/04/2020 £1,500 £613,533 BABY LIFELINE LTD They have already developed resources for their website which support pregnant women with advice and information during Covid 19. As a result of the current situation the demand for their services has increased. They are receiving a high volume of calls, emails etc from hospitals and GPs as well as midwives, and pregnant women
24/04/2020 £1,500 £20,994 WELLINGTON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE The centre is closed but they want to offer an information and befriending service to local older residents, partly to help counteract misinformation on Covid-19 they have found circulating.
24/04/2020 £1,500 £39,540 BIRMINGHAM PEOPLES CENTRE They have seen an increased demand for their employment advice services from people affected by the current crisis. They will be able to help with professional, accurate advice and support for those who may be at most disadvantage, in insecure employment, so the impact of this will be high
24/04/2020 £2,000 CALVARY CHAPEL Supporting those from the community with food parcels etc. The Brandwood area in Kings Heath does face multiple deprivation. A grant would support food parcels for the vulnerable
24/04/2020 £1,000 RUGBY BOROUGH FC To help vulnerable people through emergency provision of food and practical support. They have started by donating all of their food supplies to Hope4 who support homeless people in Rugby.
24/04/2020 £3,000 SUSTAINABLE LIFE We will be making regular weekly deliveries to vulnerable people in our local community in Stirchley who are currently in 12 week isolation. We current have 5 families that fall under this category already and are looking at expanding this to 10 local families. We want to deliver a food and essentials package each week to 10 families in isolation for 12 weeks. This will also involve rental of a vehicle for one day a week to do all deliveries.
24/04/2020 £3,000 YOU'RE CHERISHED CIC To provide young girls aged 5 – 18 with 2 care packages per month. The care packages will contain items designed to support the individuals to cope with their mental wellbeing including craft activities, easy recipes, self-care booklets and mindfulness therapies
24/04/2020 £3,000 WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE To provide delivery of emergency food and a service for signposting for additional support for those vulnerable or self-isolating.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £22,610 SAHARA (COVENTRY) LIMITED Sahara Coventry provide support and a befriending service to an ageing Asian population in Coventry. During the uncertainty bought to us by Covid 19 they continue to provide support by telephone and ensure their vulnerable users are in receipt of food and medication
22/04/2020 £3,430 £34,455 LA PEPINIERE MINISTRIES BIRMINGHAM To provide support to vulnerable and isolating community members in Birmingham with a focus on Winson Green. The grant will contribute towards volunteer and fuel costs, groceries and cleaning products.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £228,360 INCLUSIVE LEISURE EDUCATION ACTIVITIES PROJECT To provide activities online on a 1:1 basis or in a small group. This project is a direct response to Covid 19, the application is requesting funding to help them continue supporting this vulnerable group in a new and alternative manner.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £116,182 HAVEN COMMUNITY PROJECT They have diversified their services so that they are very much supporting the vulnerable community they are at the heart of. They are requesting a grant towards their core operating costs which will allow them to provide this much needed service to the community.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £14,640 I LOVE DUDLEY We will benefit local vulnerable people during the Coronavirus emergency by packing and distributing food parcels following the very recent partnership with Black Country Food Bank: due to Covid-19 they have restructured the way vouchers are claimed and food is distributed and the need in Dudley Central is increasing week on week.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £8,951 URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION In response to the Coronavirus emergency we wish to extend our existing IAG Project by offering our community a Telephone Support Service. We will provide bilingual support and advice to elderly and vulnerable people in particular those who are over 50+ and those with underlying health conditions.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £100,651 WILLENHALL CHART They are also proposing to collect prescriptions and deliver food parcels to those in need. They are based in a very deprived community and this will be much needed support.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £155,356 RYDERS GREEN METHODIST DAY CENTRE To remain in contact with their clients who are elderly and vulnerable and many without family support. They will also be taking referrals from other agencies and therefore extending their reach.
22/04/2020 £2,800 £195,772 WARWICKSHIRE COUNSELLING CENTRE T/A SYCAMORE COUNSELLING SERVICE Requesting funding so they can provide a drop in telephone counselling services 7 hours a week offering 30-minute slots for free. Mental health issues will increase during the pandemic.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £153,895 UMMAH CARE FOUNDATION To support the operation of the foodbank and to move this more towards a delivery model. Demand has significantly increased and this will ensure very vulnerable people are still supported.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £22,177 ERDINGTON FOODBANK To help with the increased demand for foodbank support in the area. The grant will contribute towards the costs associated with opening the provision for longer, increasing hours for donation points and the training of new volunteers due to existing volunteers needing to isolate due to their age.
22/04/2020 £5,000 £309,572 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH To support vulnerable and isolating people, asylum seekers and refugees with the provision of food and essential items. They are also providing pre prepared meals to those too unwell to cook for themselves. They have established good links with GPs and Pharmacies to ensure people have essential medicines as well as links to existing providers of additional support.
22/04/2020 £3,000 £54,753 STOKE ALDERMOOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION To provide and deliver food and toiletry parcels to vulnerable and self-isolating residents of Stoke Aldermore and surrounding areas. A hot meal will also be delivered. Delivery of these items will also provide a check in opportunity to ensure wellbeing of those being visited. They are working closely with Local Authority partners to ensure referrals can be made for those in need of further support where they are unable to assist.
22/04/2020 £30,000 £12,446,823 COMPTON CARE This will support current services and an expansion of Compton's services, so that NHS resources can be released to focus on Covid-19. Specifically, it will enable an additional 7 in-patient beds, with the threshold for admission being lowered and an expansion of community care, so that district nurses can be released to work in NHS wards, as well as additional information for healthcare professionals.
22/04/2020 £30,000 £1,035,986 SIFA FIRESIDE We have moved temporarily to an outreach model of support for those that are most in need. Our services have been adapted to ensure clients stay connected, with an emphasis on getting rough sleepers into accommodation and ensuring everyone has access to food and mental health support
22/04/2020 £2,065 £129,004 ST ANDREWS CHURCH The church is providing support to local people in the form of food parcel delivery, telephone support and imminently will be staffing the emergency food hub in Tile Hill. They have extended their support to reach a wider area. The grant is sought to fund administration costs of overseeing this work including the safer recruitment of further volunteers and a laptop to maintain records for the Trussell Trust.
22/04/2020 £3,000 HOPE RADIO Hope Radio hopes to bring hope and raise morale in what is a difficult time, enable people who are lonely or in isolation or just need some company to still feel connected to the community , to reduce anxiety by having a phone number that listeners can call to ask questions to leaders and help if necessary.
22/04/2020 £3,000 LADYWOOD DANCE TO HEALTH The funds will support Dance Artists to re-plan and deliver appropriate and safe Dance to Health content via online and DVD methods. The content will support mobility, strength, balance and stamina but also use the dance artists skills to include relaxation techniques to combat anxiety through breathing and imagery (story telling).
22/04/2020 £3,000 ST LAURENCE'S CHURCH To set up a food distribution centre at the church as there is no current provision of this type of support in the Longford Ward. Food will be delivered to those identified as in need by volunteers and church wardens. Self-employed residents will also be supported as their Government support will not be accessible until June. The grant will fund general food, volunteer expenses and essential baby items including formula milk powder.
20/04/2020 £5,000 £282,747 ST JAMES CHURCH, MERE GREEN t will enable us to identify the most vulnerable residents in our community ensuring we offer long term support continuing past the Coronavirus Crisis) Immediate support and aid will be mobilised to assist local residents who are at risk. We will create social networks that will ensure lonely and scared elderly residents have a chance to engage with others. Essential hot meals and food parcels will be delivered
20/04/2020 £5,000 HENLEY GREEN COMMUNITY Our response to COVID-19: - changed from collection to delivery of our rapidly growing weekly Grub Hub - our social supermarket - Delivered 120 parcels in last week - This has been operating since July 2019 with 190 members, growing daily, with the crisis and as more people having t o self isolate.. We have made direct links with the hospital and are being passed details of those that have been told to isolate and are also providing them with food parcels - We will be rolling out across a wider area through other other community centres, who will aslo be looking for support from us.
20/04/2020 £3,000 HIGHFIELD HALL COMMUNITY CLUB We are helping people with financial constraints, sick or isolating. We have had some generous donations from local businesses and individuals of non perishable food items. We are hoping to work with a restaurant who want to help by providing cooked meals for those who are sick.
20/04/2020 £3,000 £169,651,000 THE SALVATION ARMY WAY AHEAD PROJECT (THE WAP) We have replaced our usual community drop-in sessions with: • takeaway lunches, delivered five times a week to more than 50 rough sleepers who were identified by Warwick District Council and are now either in temporary accommodation or about to be housed • takeaway lunches for those regular WAP visitors who are struggling to buy food • foodbank vouchers and, in some cases, food parcels for those who are struggling financially and who come to our door • telephone support for the rough sleepers now in self-catered accommodation; some of them are entrenched homeless so need a lot of help adapting to their new environment • telephone support for those individuals who usually visit our communal drop-in. This support includes liaising with authorities to obtain benefits and sort out issues such as rent arrears; helping them access medical support including for mental health; and working with agencies such as the probation service on their behalf.
20/04/2020 £3,000 £176,576 HILL CLOSE GARDENS TRUST They are providing alternative activities for vulnerable children and families whilst they are unable to come to the gardens. Outdoor activities are known to improve mental health.
20/04/2020 £2,000 £80,727 AFRICAN COMMUNITY HERITAGE HUB LTD requested to provide vulnerable and isolated individuals in Balsall Heath and Sparkhill with food parcels and regular telephone contact. Volunteers will also support with collection of prescriptions and gas and electric. Those in need will be easily identified as they are already known to the organisation through attendance at activity prior to the pandemic.
20/04/2020 £3,200 ALCESTER TOWN COUNCIL The Town Council is working with a local caterer and a local pub to provide hot meals for residents who are vulnerable, isolated or in need. This service is up and running and this week will supply 50 residents with a meal on Tuesday and Friday. 100 meals in total. These meals are being provided free of charge. Ingredients were originally available from the supplies of the caterer and pub but after 2 weeks, these have been exhausted and external funding is being sought.
20/04/2020 £3,000 THE REAL JUNK FOOD PROJECT BIRMINGHAM CIC We are a vital service ensuring that those affected adversely by the crisis have access to food. We are a front line provision and without access to food people will be distraught/ could become ill/ feel isolated and develop mental health problems or their existing mental health problems will be heightened. Sadly there is an increase in domestic violence and we hope that by providing food to families in poverty we can help to take the pressure off volatile relationships.
20/04/2020 £5,000 KINGFISHER FOODBANK We will be continuing to provide emergency parcel to people going through a crisis. We expect our numbers to rise due to unemployment and reduced wages (furlough)
15/04/2020 £5,000 £14,774 ON THE STREETS OUTREACH The project outline describes giving out sleeping bags and food to homeless people in Birmingham. However a grant of £3847.50 has been requested to provide 30 homeless people with a food parcel only for 9 weeks. The grant will also contribute towards travel costs. They have stated that the food parcels will cost £12 each. Their Facebook profile has a recent post (07.04.) stating that they have now run out of funds and will no longer be able to deliver food. They have a donations link which has received limited response. Would recommend an increased grant award.
15/04/2020 £3,000 £1,035,986 SIFA FIRESIDE During these unprecedented times a lot of services for the homeless have closed, Sifa had to close their day service but they continue to provide critical services for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. In addition to what they have applied for they are providing food and mental health services. Their staff team are on an emergency rota and they are referring rough sleepers to emergency accommodation. They are also a referral agency for the citywide emergency food parcel service and are sending wellbeing packs to their clients. This is an increasingly challenging time for homeless people and all the support we can provide to Sifa Fireside will be well utilised.
15/04/2020 £4,000 £98,988 SMETHWICK CHURCH ACTION NETWORK (SMETHWICK CAN) The funding will provide emergency food parcels for those experiencing crisis both prior to Coronavirus emergency and as a consequence of it - inclduding unemployment, sickess, increased debt, increased anxiety and poor mental/emotional health, and reduced income for those already on low pay. This funding would help us to remain open whilst other foodbanks close locally and ensure that we can cope with the increased demand.
15/04/2020 £3,000 £677,127 AS-SUFFA TRUST As you may know the, during this pandemic, the elderly and NHS staff have been left vulnerable and unable to shop for themselves due to certain restrictions which is why we are taking it upon ourselves to extend our Foodbank services to the eldery, those vulnerable and NHS staff. We are covering the whole of the West Midlands regions to make sure we can reach out as much as we can. we have a team of 70 volunteers that are managing the foodpack and providing the delivery service as well.
15/04/2020 £3,000 £47,332 THE GIVING HANDS MISSION They have remained opened whilst maintaining social distancing guidance and have increased their capacity to support their community with additional volunteers. They are supporting some of the most vulnerable in the community.
15/04/2020 £3,000 £22,556 OASIS COMMUNITY HUB: FOUNDRY AND BOULTON They have adapted their services so they are supporting the families whose struggles will have compounded during the current situation. This service will be a lifeline and one which we must support.
15/04/2020 £3,000 £624,417 BLACK COUNTRY FOOD BANK LIMITED These are exceptional times for Black Country Food Bank where we are coordinating a massive increase in our core activities as we look to help to ensure that emergency food supplies and toiletries reach local vulnerable people. We are having to rapidly adapt our approach due to Coronavirus, scaling up all our operations, finding new logistical approaches and this at a time where many of our own volunteers are having to self-isolate due to the pandemic. Black Country Foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of emergency food and toiletry supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. The services we provide have an enormous impact on the people who use them, giving them an important breathing space at a time of great need. Our key objective is to relieve financial hardship, sickness and need for persons in the Black Country (that is the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall), in particular but not exclusively by the provision of food and toiletries.
15/04/2020 £3,000 BALSALL HEATH CATS- CHILDREN ACTION TEAM SUPPORT We would like to provide families with Individual packs which are based around their family needs and child play preferences so they are not missing out on our provision. Sensory packs- fairy lights, fabric, shiny-objects, something musical for children with high needs. Tensions are high amongst many families due to young carers being frustrated at home, we want to provide families with board games. Sports packs-something to catch, throw, squeeze when scared. Some children do not have craft materials such as paint. A popular request has been music, things that make sounds. We want to be able to send all families a "Play @ Home Pack" these will contain board games, sensory items, simple cooking items, growing things at home.
15/04/2020 £3,000 ACTS OF RANDOM CARING CIC (ARC CIC) We will change our weekly Real Junk Food Project Wolverhampton Surplus food market to a two times a week food box delivery service for vulnerable or isolating community members. We will increase our capacity to take surplus food from supermarkets and shops by temporarily hiring (at half price from a supporting regional company) a temperature controlled trailer. We have already noted that the offers of donations are increasing and we've already had to turn some down as we havent had the cold storage available whilst its weighed and boxed up.
09/04/2020 £2,500 £9,683 BIRMINGHAM CARE GROUP Due to the forced closure of the day centre we have been actively supporting our elderly and vulnerable citizens through the following: 1. Delivering food, groceries, dry good, essential sanitary and toiletries. 2. Maintaining contact albeit from the required distance to ensure they are safe, well and know they have the support from our team that they have become accustomed to. 3. Collect any medicines required from the pharmacies. 4. We would still like to offer the same service to our homeless citizens twice weekly as this has reduced to one day per week. 5. We are working collaboratively with a catering company who is offering a hot meal for us to distribute.
09/04/2020 £2,500 £263,541 THE CHAPEL NEWBOLD (UNDER LEGAL ENTITY OF RUGBY AND DAVENTRY METHODIST CIRCUIT) The charity is requesting £1500 to provide isolated individuals in Newbold, Rugby with food parcels, self-isolation packs including toiletries and information to offer guidance for people around prescriptions and benefits. Their total project cost is £3900, with all but £1000 being already secured.
09/04/2020 £3,000 £19,101 HOMELESS BIRMINGHAM-CERTUK We have set up a community food hub, in the south of Birmingham, and are currently the largest, delivering food parcels to over 155 household a day, including the Homeless on the streets of Birmingham, supporting local NHS, Fire stations, Ambulance hubs, care homes and more, last week we delivered 1000 food parcels, helping around 4000 individuals of all age groups and vulnerabilities
09/04/2020 £3,000 £15,773 AROUND AGAIN Around Again has had to adapt its offer at this time to respond to the current situation. Due to the increasing hardship of our members, the increased demand, and the need to reduce risk, we want to remove the existing £3.50 membership fee altogether during this crisis. This fee buys the food from Fare Share as well as helping towards buying toiletries and cleaning products, sanitary products and nappies which are items we do not receive from Fare Share.
09/04/2020 £3,000 £23,443 NUNEATON FOODBANK The food we can make available and the signposting we offer will assist people as the attempt to move out of crisis as a result of debt building up. The food we provide will last for three days and people may return on two more occasions. We are finding a growing number now return for their fourth and fifth parcels.
09/04/2020 £3,309 £173,175 LIFESPACE TRUST In order to continue to support the, most vulnerable young people whom we are already supporting on a one to one basis from their dedicated trained and supervised mentor, w/c/ 23/3 we gained agreement from their guardians / parents to either continue this one to one support via phone call or email. We set up new email accounts which can be monitored and not accessed outside the appointment times in order to safeguard both young person and the mentor.Similarly we have also order 12 basic (non smart) mobile phones handsets with pay as you go sim cards to be used under the same guidelines. The most vulnerable young people are those living in families where there is a threat of domestic violence, these young people are self-harming, there has been recent bereavement, there is substance abuse, bullying or they are looked after children.
09/04/2020 £3,000 £39,771 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON FOODBANK In order to respond with the current measures, they require some additional resources, these resources are vital to enable them to provide this much needed service.
09/04/2020 £3,000 £929,813 SAFELINE Safeline’s counsellors have consulted every current client and agreed that the solution is a temporary telephone counselling service which enables us to continue to support them with added counselling capacity to accept new referrals to Safeline counselling. To do this we need to invest in equipment for the additional counsellors (telephone/laptops etc.) This service will be provided by fully trained counsellors with appropriate conditions to be able to work confidentially from their home.
09/04/2020 £4,000 £182,601 URBAN DEVOTION BIRMINGHAM The development of digital one-to-one support, will allow us to connect with at least 15 children and young people with 80 sessions in total. Through this support we will address individual challenges regarding self-worth, social isolation, fear and safety. We will provide a consistent connection point which allows children and young people to talk without fear of judgement or reprisal. In the midst of family life being turned upside down in the wake of the Coronavirus emergency, we will provide a safety net for children and young people who are isolated and feel alone. We will be able to show vulnerable families that we are still here and we still care. Vitally, this money will help us to continue running so that when society begins to return to normal, we will still remain a supportive presence to children, young people and families in our local neighbourhoods.
09/04/2020 £10,000 £5,487,838 GREEN LANE MASJID & COMMUNITY CENTRE We are running a 7 day a week (including late night/out of hours) emergency food/medical supply delivery campaign to people self-isolating, in financial difficulty, the elderly, and NHS staff. The service is free and the food items are free to the service users unless they can afford to pay for the parcels. We have a volunteer force of over 100 drivers who can deliver food /medicine however we need to fund the items. We have managed so far with the support of local businesses and other community groups however supplies are running low and are expected to reduce as time goes on.
09/04/2020 £1,500 £140,700 WALSALL BLACK SISTERS COLLECTIVE Walsall Black Sisters have adapted their service to support their vulnerable service users. They are offering a befriending service to 200 isolated elderly people, they also offering food deliveries to the elderly, to those that are in isolation and families suffering financial difficulties. They are based in a deprived area of Walsall and this will be a much-needed service.
09/04/2020 £3,000 BEACON FAMILY SERVICES CIC We have responded by moving our service online, taking part in International training provided by the Theraplay Institute. Our project will provide online Theraplay (Tele-Theraplay) for children of key workers and most vulnerable families. Weekly sessions will be live streamed virtually to allow social distancing. Schools or families will be asked to have simple materials available to be used in pre-planned therapist led and designed play activities. We will work closely with schools and families before and after sessions to ensure they are well supported to do this safely and effectively.
09/04/2020 £3,000 BUSY PARENTS NETWORK CIC Our Hub Street Champions and Street Friends deliver groceries, including emergency food parcels to those who need them, collect and deliver prescriptions, walk dogs for those self-isolating, deliver meals etc Since then we have been resourcing the community effort but signposting Street Champions and Street Friends with information about local services. We have also started an Emergency Food Parcel delivery scheme at a hyper local level run in conjunction with local churches. The Community Stakeholder telecons also continue.
03/04/2020 £3,000 £315,624 CARRIERS OF HOPE We need more funds to respond to the needs of our clients as we are increasing the amount of items we need to buy new. Food donations have dried up completely as our food was previously supplied by the local Foodbank overstocks and short dated items, and they are no longer able to offer us these during COVID-19 pandemic, so we need to buy food for our clients.
03/04/2020 £3,000 £328,054 INSIGHT COUNSELLING, COACHING & SUPPORT SERVICES (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS DOMESTIC A This will help to fund a telephone counselling service that funding ceased for on March 31st and ensure that this service can be provided in a way that fits with current restrictions for a little while longer. Staff are already trained so the work can be done safely and referral pathways are in place from the last project. The need for this very specialist service at this time is imperative and impact will be high
03/04/2020 £4,500 £10,788 ELAYOS We are benefitting local vulnerable people via our volunteers who have been procuring and purchasing what was needed and have been leaving the packages containing the above items at our clients' doors. However they have been paying for these items out of their own pockets and we need to reimburse them. We would like to upscale this project to be able to fulfil the need that has arisen and is increasing with some urgency. However we cannot do so due to lack of funding. It goes without saying that people should have access to the very basic or provisions and should be able to feed themselves and their children. Our clients are already vulnerable and this crisis is pushing them even further into that category.
03/04/2020 £5,500 £237,937 KARIS NEIGHBOUR SCHEME Aims to ensure that their most in need clients are supported during this period, so impact will be high. Budget is comprehensive and even though other funding has to be raised, a HofE contribution will provide weeks of delivery and may encourage other funders to contribute
03/04/2020 £3,000 £32,175 AFRICAN FRENCH SPEAKING COMMUNITY SUPPORT This project intends to support the most vulnerable people from the French community and other vulnerable families in our local community. We will let our members and other vulnerable families know about how we can support them through telephone calls and facebook. We will also work closely with some churches, foodbanks and other charities from our network in order to identify other vulnerable people and provide support to them
03/04/2020 £3,000 LANGAR AID Langar Aid have significantly increased their activities to feed the homeless in Coventry following the closure of other facilities .
03/04/2020 £5,000 THE GUARDIANS OF STUBBS POOL COMMUNITY GROUP As an organisation, part of their work has been around supporting vulnerable people with care for their gardens. During this crisis, they have developed their relationship with the local authority and a local church to collect and distribute food parcels to the most vulnerable. Using Resident Involvement Officers who can help map need in the Borough, they are able to target the vulnerable. Delivery will be straightforward, but the impact of getting the parcels to those most in need will be great.
03/04/2020 £3,000 SHREE SHREE RADHA KRISHNA CULTURAL CENTER The need has been established through the centre's lunch clubs through which they work with a large number of elderly and vulnerable people who can now no longer attend.
03/04/2020 £3,000 TAPPY TWINS (UK) C.I.C. It will support those already engaging to have continuity with someone to talk to and provide opportunities for new beneficiaries also
27/03/2020 £4,500 £207,489 BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST GENERAL CHARITY We are urgently seeking funds to support our patients through the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the patients in our community hospitals and rehabilitation settings are older adults with us for lengthy stays following a spell in an acute hospital. The NHS is at the stage where it may have to restrict the number of visitors to the wards. Indeed, some patients may not be able to receive any visitors if the latter are quarantining. In order to reduce patient isolation and boost morale, the charity wishes to supply patients with iPads to enable them to keep in touch with their friends and family and provide extra entertainment on the wards such as more televisions, radios, DVD/CD players with discs, audio books, etc. In addition, a range of books, puzzles and crafts will also be provided.
27/03/2020 £3,000 £59,700 BARDSLEY YOUTH PROJECT We have made arrangements to contact all the young people who we know may struggle immediately due to instant loss of zero hours’ contract jobs and the anticipated gap in benefits coming on stream for them. Young people on the whole have no back up funds, no transport and therefore little access to shops for food. We expect to be packing and delivering food parcels to isolated young people as well as offering emergency utility and phone top-ups. Our first food parcels have already been delivered this week.
27/03/2020 £3,000 £23,188 HOLBROOKS COMMUNITY CARE ASSOCIATION To support residents at this time HCCA will try to open a full day a week to be an information point for residents. Staff and volunteers when possible will be based at HCCA to answer calls and coordinate volunteers delivering care packages to vulnerable people. The care packages will include essential items such as toilet roll, tinned goods, pasta and if possible fresh food. HCCA can be used to store non perishable items pending them being delivered to residents.
03/03/2020 £5,000 NYASHA PITT The festival will be inclusive, celebrating a breadth of Black art, music and culture.
02/03/2020 £7,655 £144,109 SAHIL PROJECT Sahil has requested a grant of £9,995 towards a total project cost of £13,656 to deliver a one-year programme of dance classes led by an experienced tutor/choreographer to over 100 people, teaching Bollywood, Punjabi folk and semi-classical, culminating in a stage show. Performances to community groups during the project will boost confidence and self-esteem of participants in preparation for the stage show.
27/02/2020 £3,090 SALLY REW To deliver a project for up to 20 people aged 60+ years to take part in professionally led contemporary dance classes.
27/02/2020 £6,725 £51,780 BROAD STREET MEETING HALL LTD To develop an arts hub where local artists can create and share their work, and where people can meet and socialise whilst developing their creativity.
27/02/2020 £4,500 LUCY C HAYWARD Towards a project exploring the connection people have with Coventry canals. This will lead to the production of an hour-long accessible play performed by disabled artists, for children aged 7-11 years who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and wheelchair users, about the heritage of the canals.
26/02/2020 £4,990 FUTURES THROUGH SPORT CIC To deliver a programme of 39, 2 hour sessions aimed at unemployed young people aged 18 – 30.
13/02/2020 £6,000 LIFE-WAYS CARERS CAFE additional stability for our activities and opportunities for a more exciting and varied program for our Carers
11/02/2020 £49,833 £1,953,650 OAKFIELD (EASTON MAUDIT) LTD Oakfield Community needs financial support to create individual homes which will provide supported living for adults with learning difficulties, additional needs and complex care needs. Any grant awarded will be used to ensure that each flat meets the needs of the individual moving in. Each tenant will: • Have long term accommodation • Support to enable them to be safe, relaxed and reassured that they have continued security and support • Support with daily life as needed – Cooking, personal hygiene and cleaning • Development and maintain personal interests and social contacts
11/02/2020 £49,975 £29,162,900 PEOPLE, POTENTIAL, POSSIBILITIES T/A P3 Specialised support for people at risk of losing their homes due to hoarding behaviours. Recruit a full-time link-worker to provide intensive hoarding-specific practical, social, and emotional support tackling the issue, and reducing the risk of people losing their homes. Coordinating other professionals & services needed to support each person effectively. Recruit a part-time mental-health nurse (NHS Secondment) providing clinical mental-health care helping people effectively tackle their hoarding behaviours and related mental-health needs. Benefits to beneficiaries: Reduced risk of losing their home, a safe environment to live in, being able to thrive at home. Improved mental-health. Reduced isolation. Benefits to communities: reduced hazardous waste, environmental hazards and fire risks. Improved neighbour-relations. Reduced costs to local authority of re-accommodating due to eviction.
11/02/2020 £29,314 £508,364 READING MENCAP Reading Mencap's Family Support Service has a waiting list of 3 months. To help meet demand, the grant would be spent over 2 years on employing a Family Adviser for 16hrs/week to focus on housing issues for families and individuals with learning disabilities, who need support to live and thrive in the community rather than long-stay institutions. The Family Adviser will provide personalised casework to resolve any issue that has an impact on housing, such as poverty and debt; elderly parents who can no longer care for their children; hate crime; and health problems. As a result, families will have improved finances and health, and feel less anxious and isolated, as well as gaining more independence and stability.
11/02/2020 £45,733 £108,793,000 ST MUNGO COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOCIATION We will flip the traditional model for employment support and show that people recovering from homelessness don’t always have to spend years getting “work ready” – they can learn on the job and get the benefits immediately. Work First will find suitable jobs for people in Reading, then stay with them, supporting both them and the employer at every step. Reading employers will feel more confident hiring and supporting people who have been homeless. People recovering from a long time spent in hostels or on the streets will gain structure to their days and a steady income. They will have the best possible chance to thrive in their new flat or house, and avoid ever having to be homeless again.
11/02/2020 £47,605 £2,941,178 STEP BY STEP PARTNERSHIP LTD We would like to employ an additional Support Worker to be based within our Aldershot Foyer, which provides supported housing to vulnerable homeless young people. This worker would join a team which provides 24hr and 1:1 support and advice to young people in our care, assisting them to understand and develop the skills needed to live independently after their placement. A grant would fund this post for a period of 18 months, working within our Foyer on a full-time basis. Young people will be supported to navigate and overcome their homelessness and other presenting issues which often include family breakdowns, mental health issues and unemployment. 90% of the young people we support stablise their circumstances
11/02/2020 £32,966 £304,452 THE NEW FUTURES PROJECT We would like to build a network of local women to support each other and to act as peer mentors for other women who will complete the programme in a few months and future graduates of the programme. We will employ a part time coordinator to organise/train the volunteers in peer mentoring across Leicestershire Having a network of localised support groups across the county we expect to make the transition from hostel to secure tenancies smoother enabling women who have exited prostitution to maintain their tenancies and not lapse back into their previous lifestyles and also to become part of their new communities by volunteering for the network and the wider community as they build their new lives.
11/02/2020 £25,004 £407,981 WYCOMBE HOMELESS CONNECTION Wycombe Homeless Connection is looking to expand it's advocacy service into neighbouring district areas which do not have any comparable help avaliable, within Buckinghamshire. Our legal drop in sessions and advoacy case work started in High Wycombe in May 2018 in partnership with Hillingdon Law Centre. We prevented 41 evictions from occurring in the first year. We want to build on this and expand the service by hiring a new advocacy worker to work alongside our existing advoacy lead worker. We would like to apply for the cost of hiring this new advocacy worker for the first year.
11/02/2020 £12,700 £34,562 WYCOMBE REFUGEE PARTNERSHIP We will use our grant to increase the connectivity of our refugee families and help them to thrive in their new homes in the UK. The grant will primarily pay for broadband, television licences and bus passes for 6 refugee families so they can connect with loved ones here and abroad, become more fully integrated in the local community, access job opportunities and social networks and get back on their feet more quickly. The grant will also pay for our website management and marketing costs so we can spread the word about our housing and human rights charity – helping us to be more connected locally too and enabling us to help more people in turn.
11/02/2020 £40,048 £4,016,289 AGE UK NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Many of the older people contacting us for the first time come to us either because they are in crisis or they are in decline and struggling to cope at home. Our Advisors deal with practical problems such as getting a boiler repaired or with complex neighbour disputes- they help with guiding people through the maze of statutory services as well as checking welfare benefit entitlements and assisting with claims. Funding would enable us to employ a Housing Options advisor who could offer more specialist advice and be able to help with care homes advice and support people in moving accommodation or finding and choosing a long term care package to enable them to remain independent.
11/02/2020 £40,163 £1,674,059 ASPIRE OXFORDSHIRE COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE LTD We would like to deliver a Housing First project in West Oxfordshire in partnership with Cottsway Housing Association. This project will provide accommodation alongside wrap-around support for six people with multiple, complex needs who are rough sleeping or vulnerably housed. We will spend the grant on salary and on-costs for a Housing First Support Worker and a resilience fund to provide practical support for each person. This project will enable six formerly homeless people to access secure accommodation in Cottsway's housing stock, access wider services such as drug and alcohol rehabilitation, reduce anti-social behaviour, maximise their income, move towards employment & training with Aspire, connect with their local community and sustain their tenancies.
11/02/2020 £49,935 CENTRAL AND EAST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CITIZENS ADVICE (CENCA) We have provided a Legal Aid Agency (LAA) funded Housing Debt Solicitor for 3 years. This is a critical service for clients but has strict criteria and is unable to meet demand, other providers including Northants Community Law Service also struggle meeting demand. The grant would provide for a 20 hour Housing Advocate, 15 hour Housing Advice Supervisor, 10 hour Administrator and supported volunteers - building a rounded team, passporting a greater range of clients at risk of homelessness, helping them access services such as mental health, GP and mediation services, community groups. Advocates will provide phased support, from signposting, to advocating at meetings with housing and social services, limiting the factors causing homelessness, whilst our solicitor represents at appeals.
11/02/2020 £49,940 COMMUNITY LAW SERVICE (NORTHAMPTON & COUNTY) The Project aims to reduce the risk of homelessness and support vulnerable people to remain safe in their homes by providing holistic specialist Welfare Benefit , Debt and Fuel Poverty advice .The Project will run alongside our specialist Housing Advice Service to address the underlying causes of possession and eviction proceedings which are widely acknowledged as primarily benefit and debt problems. Funding will be used to employ a dedicated specialist advisor and the associated costs. We aim to prevent the risk of homelessness by helping people to have better control over the finances , ensuring they are receiving all their income entitlement , enabling them to better afford housing costs, food and heating and improving their overall health and wellbeing.
11/02/2020 £19,799 MARY SEACOLE HOUSING ASSOCIATION Women leaving prison form one of the most excluded and marginalised groups of homeless people in Bedfordshire. Many suffer from multiple disadvantages which are acerbated from the lack of stable and safe accommodation The project outlined below is a holistic approach for supporting women leaving prisons who are suffering or at a high risk of violence and exploitation. The project consists of a 3 -step programme, with a view to them being offered permanent accommodation at the end of step 3. Through MSHA the project will provide safe stable accommodation. Through MSHA the project provides "wrap around support" offered in a holistic way to 4 females leaving prison at any given time.
07/02/2020 £5,000 £17,409 HOLBROOKS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Organisation is requesting £5000 to deliver a 12 month programme of sessions for young carers and their siblings to provide access to basic cooking sessions, fitness sessions, music sessions, young carers support and money management.
06/02/2020 £5,000 £59,700 BARDSLEY YOUTH PROJECT To maintain work with homeless young people in Coventry. This involves 1:1 work with young people in crisis who are currently homeless
31/01/2020 £10,000 £750,264 DOORWAY The funding was awarded to support Doorway to allow them to continue supporting vulnerable homeless young people.
24/01/2020 £5,550 £65,254 WRIGGLE DANCE THEATRE Working with families with children aged 2+ to deliver 2 groups of creative dance sessions geared towards the development of the children. This will culminate in the proposed symposium, which will provide an opportunity to showcase the work that they have created. The symposium will also bring together other national and local providers and artists to highlight work happening in Coventry. The funding will be to support delivery of the dance sessions over a 10-week period and towards the delivery of the symposium. The balance of the project costs will come from in-kind funding that has already been agreed.
24/01/2020 £9,998 CREATIVE OPTIMISTIC VISIONS (C.O.V.) The project will work with young people aged 11-19 using spoken word, poetry and visual art as a vehicle to engage them and develop their confidence, self-esteem and transferrable skills. The finished works will be presented through a couple of events.
23/01/2020 £4,960 RECRE8NOW To deliver an employability programme for 18 – 24 year olds who have been convicted of a criminal offence or are at risk of offending.
23/01/2020 £5,000 £59,700 BARDSLEY YOUTH PROJECT To deliver a car restoration project for young people aged 18 – 25 who are homeless, hostel dwellers or not in education, employment or training.
23/01/2020 £4,950 GOSPEL OAK COMMUNITY CENTRE To provide a 45-week programme of Urban arts activity for 20 young people which will include graffiti and street art and metal works
23/01/2020 £4,160 £23,188 HOLBROOKS COMMUNITY CARE ASSOCIATION he project will provide 5, six week courses for over 24 year olds, carers, those with autism and older people in Coventry.
20/12/2019 £10,000 ASTON UNIVERSITY Grant to Aston University
19/12/2019 £15,000 BOOKTRUST Grant to BookTrust
16/12/2019 £10,000 £690,199 SPORT 4 LIFE UK to deliver a mentoring and physical activity based initiative to support disadvantaged and unemployed young women (aged 16-25)
11/12/2019 £1,085,000 £11,700,000 ST BASILS To provide accomodation for young people who are homeless or at risk in Coventry through the purchase and renovation of a property to form 32 units of supported accommodation for young people from Coventry and Warwickshire.
11/12/2019 £10,000 £96,357 THE SPRING PLAYGROUP AND PRESCHOOL We wish to employ a member of staff additional to those we can employ out of statutory funding.This means we have an extra person in the premises enabling us to respond to, for example: the need to attend meetings with social care, disability services, etc; to spend time with parents who arrive at the door distressed; to work closely with children who have additional support needs due to their family or health situations; to complete the necessary records and communications involved in dealing with these children and families.
11/12/2019 £1,052,430 YMCA BIRMINGHAM To address the challenges vulnerable/disadvantaged people face when transitioning from supported housing to private accommodation which frequently results in returning to supported housing or onto the streets. We will build a “Transitional Housing” block at our Northfield site, consisting of 27 self-contained flats, offering medium-term housing for supported housing leavers. Residents will stay in these units for 2-3 years, allowing them to settle, gain employment and move their lives forward.
11/12/2019 £822,408 BLACK COUNTRY WOMEN'S AID To buy, refurbish and extend Karen House, our 12-flat refuge for female victims of modern slavery and their children. It will include an extension with a new group space, reception centre, designed with trauma-informed principles, to host therapeutic group work, wellbeing activities, courses, and social activities to reduce isolation. A new counselling space will also bring partner agency surgeries (eg health, substance/alcohol misuse) onsite to help vulnerable residents engage.
11/12/2019 £4,800 £22,495 ENGAGE TRUST UK We are looking to employ a Lead Youth Worker who will work with the Director in maintaining and expanding our Youth Work provision across Low Hill, supporting YP to overcome challenges, live fulfilling lives and inspire change in the world around them.
10/12/2019 £10,000 £116,908 WALSALL CARERS CENTRE Your contribution will be spent directly on the young carers, not on administration, salaries, insurance but benefits that the youngster will get such as spending time with their peers, enjoying activities in a group that as a family they could probably not afford due to the increased family cost of caring, enjoying social and sporting activities that will give them outdoor activities to improve health and also visit educational locations.
06/12/2019 £4,800 £20,938 TIFFIN CLUB (AKA WARWICKSHIRE CORPORATE PARENTS ASSOCIATION) The grant will be used in relation to our core objects, notably costs associated with mentoring, providing work & university experience, apprenticeships and tuition. One of the big problems we face is that most of our activities are based in Warwick District or Warwick University, but our clients gravitate towards Coventry for housing, creating a transport problem. As these young people do not have family to ferry them around, we find Tiffin Club spends a lot of time and money on the logistics of getting them to work/training/educational places ~ so a significant proportion of grant will go on bus passes, providing bikes, and hiring taxis.
06/12/2019 £5,000 WILD EARTH Wild Earth specialises in working with young adults who are extremely isolated and not engaging with the mainstream provision due to their poor mental health, learning difficulties, including autism spectrum disorder. Growing Futures is designed by young adults and aims to create self-led change by using nature based techniques; harnessing that change into leadership and entrepreneurship.
27/11/2019 £8,980 £134,593 AAINA COMMUNITY HUB to deliver a weekly peer support group for women who have experienced emotional abuse.
27/11/2019 £8,590 £96,248 OSCAR BIRMINGHAM LTD to run a peer support group for young women living with these genetic blood disorders.
27/11/2019 £9,995 RECRE8NOW to train 12 young women referred by the Birmingham Youth Offending Service to become peer mentors in local schools.
27/11/2019 £9,000 £413,395 ROSA to deliver additional Life skills workshops to women and girls who are victims of rape, sexual abuse and assault in Warwickshire.
27/11/2019 £9,675 £418,211 STREET TEAMS to employ a part-time Recovery and Re-integration Worker to work alongside their existing staff, who provide hands on daily support to homeless sex workers and vulnerable young people transitioning into adult support services.
27/11/2019 £9,565 £20,548 THE PRECIOUS TRUST to run intervention workshops to young homeless females who are aged between 16 and 25 years old and living in hostel accommodation within Birmingham.
27/11/2019 £5,479 ANCHOR SUPPORT GROUP @ST LAURENCE'S to run a 6-week mindfulness workshop for parent and child, aimed at girls who are dealing with self-harm issues.
27/11/2019 £9,998 ASPIRE IN ARTS LTD to deliver a young women’s group of varied activities twice a month. Sessions are aimed at improving physical and mental health, dealing with social isolation.
27/11/2019 £7,082 £815,707 BIRMINGHAM CRISIS CENTRE to provide staff training, childcare support, equipment and resources to complement and enhance the Freedom programme they are currently running for clients.
27/11/2019 £5,795 £274,893 CANNON STREET MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH to run a self-empowerment and emotional well-being programme for disadvantaged and vulnerable young women aged 14 to 20.
27/11/2019 £10,000 £315,624 CARRIERS OF HOPE to continue their provision of support for new mothers. This will cover the salaries of the project workers.
27/11/2019 £9,800 CITIZEN COACHING CIC (COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY) supports access to talking therapies for young people who have witnessed domestic violence of a parent/guardian, or themselves been victims of this.
27/11/2019 £8,962 £1,084,800 COVENTRY HAVEN to set up and run a closed survivor/thriver support group.
27/11/2019 £5,795 £436,555 COVENTRY INDEPENDENT ADVICE SERVICE LTD to set up and run financial workshops for mums, daughters and potentially grandmothers from BAME communities.
27/11/2019 £9,833 £220,851 HOME START STOCKLAND GREEN & ERDINGTON to develop a support project for young mothers who are care leavers.
27/11/2019 £9,055 INUNITY to run sessions/workshops on the use/impact of Social Media on young girls/women.
27/11/2019 £10,000 £352,528 MOSAIC CHURCH, COVENTRY towards the salary of a part-time family support worker to support the continued provision of a baby clinic.
27/11/2019 £9,926 £248,139 NEW HEIGHTS - WARREN FARM COMMUNITY PROJECT to run training workshops support survivors of domestic abuse to begin to re-build their lives.
26/11/2019 £2,000 £25,779 FOLIO SUTTON COLDFIELD We propose to put on a one-day family book festival in Sutton Coldfield library.
06/11/2019 £7,000 THEPLACE2BE Grant to Theplace2be
05/11/2019 £5,000 £12,446,823 COMPTON CARE This is a general contribution to the work of Compton Care
05/11/2019 £8,000 BONE CANCER RESEARCH TRUST This is a contribution to the general work of the trust
01/11/2019 £10,000 £58,709 THE HIGHLIFE CENTRE LTD The Highlife Centre has applied for a grant of £10,000 towards a total project cost of £14,000 to deliver the Coloured Synergy Project consisting of two events: an outdoor street Food and Music Festival (July 2020), and an indoor Fashion and Hair show (October 2020). The aim of the events is to promote BAME-led creative businesses with opportunities to showcase their work, and to strengthen cultural relations and social cohesion.
01/11/2019 £5,000 TOM WRIGHT Tom Wright has applied for a grant of £5,000 towards the total cost of £7,000 for a research and development period for a new play ‘I Ain’t Dumb’. The play, inspired by true events from Tom’s school years, and based around an inner-city Coventry school, will explore sexuality, race and class.
01/11/2019 £3,000 FRANCESCA MEREDITH Frankie is applying for a grant towards a research and development week in order to complete a theatre piece ‘Petticoat Council’ for a new female storytelling collective, BoysClub. This is a real-life story about a group of women, including Frankie’s great aunt, from Bishops Itchington, who became the first female parish council in the UK in 1949.
29/10/2019 £10,000 ASTON UNIVERSITY DD 2019
17/10/2019 £4,784 VANNY RADIO-COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS Vanny Radio has applied for a grant of £4,784 towards the cost of a Skills Development and Employability Project for 15 young people aged 18 to 30 years. The total cost is £11,162 with the balance made up of non-cash contributions. The project will deliver: • Media training programme, one six-hour session per week over 24 weeks, to include broadcasting, videography, music production, interview techniques; • Work experience placements over four to six weeks with local media production and events companies; • Interview skills training and CV writing; • On-going volunteering opportunities within Vanny Radio.
17/10/2019 £5,000 £240,603 COVENTRY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB The Club has applied for a grant of £5,000 towards additional sessional staff over ten months to deliver employment training and skill development to members of their weekly senior youth club for over 16’s. The programme would include access to online courses, interview skills, writing CVs. The total cost is £6,000 and the balance will be provided by the Club. Quotations for the laptop has been submitted.
17/10/2019 £5,000 £23,188 HOLBROOKS COMMUNITY CARE ASSOCIATION HCCA is applying for a grant of £5,000 towards the cost of delivering five six-week life skills courses, for six young people each, total 36 participants. The courses will include food preparation, budgeting, healthy diets, hospitality and customer care. The grant will fund sessional workers from ‘Urban’ social enterprise in Coventry to run the courses, plus other project running costs. At the end of the project, older residents from nearby sheltered accommodation will be invited to have a meal. The total project cost is £5,465 and the balance has already been secured.
20/09/2019 £5,000 £180,453 THE TIN MUSIC AND ARTS to support 3 aspects, Coventry Music Network, Boudica Festival and Deliaphonic.
16/09/2019 £9,000 £328,054 INSIGHT COUNSELLING, COACHING & SUPPORT SERVICES (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS DOMESTIC A Funding is requested for their early intervention work; funding restrictions and policy, both locally and nationally, mean that services for high risk clients are a priority, especially with statutory related sources. However, Insight know that early work either with victims or perpetrators, focusing on education, coping strategies and understanding “triggers” can prevent a crisis later. £9,000 is requested and the grant will pay for around 10 sessions of free therapy for each client, their initial assessment and supervision costs, In total 20 clients are expected to benefit from this, which is £450 per capita but reflects the specialist support provided.
16/09/2019 £6,289 £61,415 SANDWELL VISUALLY IMPAIRED (SVI) CIO Funding is requested for the full costs of a pilot support service, both face-to-face and by telephone, which will aim to counter the difficulties that VI people have in accessing services, particularly online services by offering practical support, for instance to complete forms. They have found that this is something they are increasingly asked for help with and that they need to offer a discrete service for this, so the staff have the appropriate training and expertise and it can be run at specific times. Volunteers will also be trained to offer this service.
16/09/2019 £10,000 £418,211 STREET TEAMS unding is requested for the Family and Sibling project, which is unique in its support of families affected by sexual exploitation; helping them through the statutory process, aiming to reduce the stress and anxiety they feel, as well as helping families to identify their vulnerabilities and how to reduce the risk of exploitation.
16/09/2019 £5,929 £111,773 BROMSGROVE AND REDDITCH NETWORK Funding is requested for the Next Generation project which aims to encourage volunteering in young people under 25 years, particularly to develop employability skills. It will focus on Redditch which has some of the highest rates of deprivation in the area as well as the highest number of young people in the county. The core of the project will be peer encouragement and the use of social media to generate interest, as well as the Network’s usual routes for volunteering and engagement with local schools and colleges.
13/09/2019 £18,778 £275,169 WATCH (WORKING ACTIVELY TO CHANGE HILLFELDS) LTD This project would support WATCH to develop a sustainable business plan that fulfils the needs of residents and redevelopment of the neighbourhood. The project will support WATCH to develop a more strategic alliance with local organisations and agencies and map out details of other projects and services available in the area. This will help to reduce duplication of projects and services and create new partnerships opportunities among agencies and residents groups and provide sustainable projects and services that will address issues and improve the social and economic lives of people living and working in Hillfields. Reviewing and developing the charities infrastructure will grow the day to day business of the organisation to coincide with the many changes occurring within the voluntary and public sector and encompass new initiatives for Coventry as the City of Culture in 2021. Through consultation and feedback from 85 service users, residents and local businesses they feel this project is needed to ensure the long term sustainability of this much needed support for the local community. Eight residents and three members of WATCH charity have agreed to take up roles as champion volunteers, and participate in the activities of the project. This will also creating a platform to share knowledge, expertise and experiences to ensure best practice and a joined up people centred approach is developed and implemented through community engagement.
13/09/2019 £24,531 £1,515,044 ANAWIM WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER Anawim’s website is not fit for purpose. It exists on a platform which requires specific technical knowledge to be properly maintained, so we are unable to update its content, post regular job and volunteer vacancies, or use it to promote services and demonstrate impact. This project involves the development of a new website which can be easily maintained. Our internal CRM system, CiviCRM, which holds data for our women, will be integrated with the new site, allowing us to streamline manual processes such as referrals and course registrations, freeing up capacity for staff. We will increase our income generation through advertising new projects including renting out space at the centre and individual giving. Bringing Anawim’s work to a wider audience and an improved user experience combined with more informative and engaging content will encourage more donations and interest from potential funders, partners and volunteers, as well as women seeking support. As an organisation we are currently working to create a sustainability strategy, which falls in line with Anawim’s mission and core activities. The main focus areas are: diversifying our income streams and improving visibility within the community, supporting more women through courses, drop in and outreach services, and encouraging volunteers and service users to take more ownership of the centre through higher level responsibilities. We are considering how we can sustain a high level of service with resources already in place and how we can support more women in a cost-effective way.
13/09/2019 £18,586 £164,791 MOSELEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST MAGC has operated for over five years run by volunteers in the community. The scheme has grown and developed over this time, adapting to the changing context and needs. As an organisation and project we feel this funding has come at just the right time. MAGC is at a critical point in its development. With the recruitment last year of the first direct member of staff, leading to an increase in the awareness of available grants to support individuals and an increase in trust in the support provided - we are at a stage where we need to adapt and invest in the structures and systems to be able to thrive into the future. The funding would enable us to free up other staff time within MCDT to take a more strategic review of the operation of MAGC and then to implement relevant changes in its operation and governance. The aim is that the scheme continues to be led and run by volunteers, but to adapt the scheme quickly and effectively at this stage we would benefit from a short term injection of resources and support. This will enable us to continue to strengthen the scheme and most importantly to properly review to ensure that it is best meeting the needs of individuals we are seeking to work with. The grant would pay for a range of support and training: investing in our volunteers and staff for the future; simplifying processes, systems and governance; and increasing community awareness.
13/09/2019 £25,000 £109,196 ALLENS CROFT PROJECT We want to support an increased number of women to be equipped with knowledge and skills to overcome barriers to lead the life they want as an active member of society. We know through our evaluation that our programmes support women to achieve their independence following domestic abuse, to seek employment/education or remain in employment/education and to have the confidence to support themselves in their own homes so our purpose is twofold: 1. to develop a hub and spoke model of the project. we are acutely aware that a large number of women cannot access our programmes due to travel issues. we are in the south of the city and some already travel on 3 buses to reach us. we support 57 women per week. Our plan would be to employ a worker that would allow our manager the time to develop and test the proposed model in the north of the city and to develop the key partnerships necessary to make it a success for vulnerable women and children and greatly increase our capacity to deliver programmes that have an impact. 2. To develop a volunteer model that would allow us support development for women with lived experience to become project facilitators and/or coaches to empower women to return to work and/or education and increase their economic well-being. Our project is run by women with lived experience and this model will also allow us to 'grow our own' in terms of future staff members.
13/09/2019 £17,575 £444,092 GILGAL BIRMINGHAM We are requesting a grant to seek support in drastically improving our sustainability during a challenging time of facing a significant fall in local authority financial support. We are eager to commit time and resources to review our current strategic approach including management processes and responsibilities, diversifying income sources and improving strategic positioning. An essential element of this efforts is to review our income streams, having been reliant on local authority support for many years including Housing Benefit payments and BCC ‘Supporting People’ contract, and plan for a more diverse and sustainable fundraising strategy and approach. We are aware that there have been opportunities both commercial and grant funded that we have not explored due to a lack of strategic focus on these areas, affecting our sustainability and is an organisational weakness during this financially challenging time. This timely support has been designed not only to provide us with not only the external support and knowledge we need to address our challenges and improve our approaches but also the internal staff time to explore opportunities and make changes required. The need for support and changes to our strategic approach is widely recognised by our senior staff and trustees and has been regularly discussed within our monthly Trustee meeting – however a lack of senior staff time has hampered progress. We are aware that we could be making better use of our Trustees time and skills, and this also forms part of the review we shall complete in this project.
13/09/2019 £22,392 £1,035,986 SIFA FIRESIDE Our proposed project is to develop an integral organisational communications plan. We will appoint a Communications Lead on a part time basis to help us to develop our communication plan. Our plan will help us to drive and communicate our vision and our core aims to prevent and reduce homelessness and help people to take back control of their lives. A dedicated Communications Lead will share our stories, successes, challenges and campaigns to raise the profile of our work enabling our CEO and other members of our Leadership team to actively contribute to our city’s strategic development around reducing homelessness, vulnerable housing and rough sleeping alongside ensuring our continued delivery. We are passionate about being significant contributors to homelessness prevention and reduction in the city, we have over 35 years’ experience in the city working with our client groups. Appointing a Communications lead to our team will streamline our communications to ensure consistent messages are communicated internally and externally to all stakeholders. Communications has been identified as a key strategic objective and it links to our organisational development plans helping us to increase fundraising appeals and develop committed giving products. It will help us engage with stakeholders including our clients; maximise our digital platforms; launch press programmes and develop our key messages linking directly to strategic objectives. Strengthening our infrastructure through clearer communications will improve and increase delivery outcomes for our clients: Increasing income, increased client engagement ensuring continued relevance and raised profile.
13/09/2019 £23,095 APTITUDE ORGANISATION CIC The purpose of the funding is twofold; one to build the organisations sustainability and two to enhance our existing offers to beneficiaries. We have a sustainability plan to market our traded services and generate a surplus over the next 3 years to reinvest into our community projects. The funding would enable us to backfill senior staff so they can realise the sustainability plan. It would also fund some much needed support from specialist consultants who could upskill members of our board regarding marketing knowledge (a gap identified in our strengths checker) and the development of a sales strategy. The investment in training of some of our key members of staff means we can cascade the training to our staff members who are regularly dealing with young people who have mental health concerns and safeguarding issues. It would also provide a revenue stream to the organisation as we can broaden our traded services offer with the additional offer of nationally recognised training courses to other agencies. The funding would also enable us to invest in a recognised outcome measurement tool so we can track beneficiary journey and report more accurately on outcomes of our interventions. The backfill of senior staff would also mean we could focus on our priority area of networking, building partnerships in the sector exploring joint working opportunities with other agencies. This would enable us to extend our reach into new markets such as schools and strengthen referral routes as a result of better working partnerships.
29/08/2019 £3,000 £143,592 CHRISTIAN YOUTH & COMMUNITY SERVICE to replace their second-hand IT system and to purchase an online booking system for their out of school provision.
23/08/2019 £9,832 UNDERGROUND LIGHTS run 10 weeks of drama workshops and 10 weeks of Creative Cafes which aim to enage with marginalised people in the city and provide a space to try new performing arts activities and share creative ideas
23/08/2019 £4,547 PHOENIX research and developement to create an artistic film using research that examines Coventry’s relationship/history with the image of the Phoenix
23/08/2019 £4,000 STEPHANIE RIDINGS a tap dancing based project to help tackle isolation and lonliness.
02/08/2019 £4,950 £503,906 OPEN THEATRE COMPANY LTD to deliver a five-day project in partnership with ‘Told By An Idiot’ theatre company for 20 young people.
02/08/2019 £4,998 APTITUDE ORGANISATION CIC to run a weekly football session over 20 weeks for up to 30 young people aged 18-30 years.
31/07/2019 £5,000 SIMON STEVENS to create a sequel to the Behind the Drool documentary he was part of that was made in 1995 by University of Westminster students.
19/07/2019 £9,688 THE POD a 10 month programme where each month will have an artist in residence, events etc based on eco-art/environment.
19/07/2019 £4,900 ALAN POLLOCK to complete the research and development for a large-scale professional/community music theatre version of George Eliot’s classic novel Silas Marner.
19/07/2019 £10,000 ASCENSION DANCE COMPANY Men of Movement, is a week-long project with workshops in gymnastics, breakdance, parkour/freerunning, and contemporary dance.
17/07/2019 £5,000 CONFIDENTAL Grant to ConfiDENTAL
16/07/2019 £10,983 £502,031 BRAP Since December 2018, brap has been delivering Building a Stronger Britain Together-funded workshops to 16-18 year olds across colleges in Birmingham. Workshops have been facilitated using a method called process work, which allows deeper conversations with young people who are particularly susceptible to far-right or Islamist extremism. Process work is a psychotherapeutic approach to dialogue that recognises the central role emotions play in the formation of views. Our use of this method reflects the fact that extremism is driven by emotion (fear, isolation, anxiety) and that we need facilitation techniques that surface these emotions to help people deal with them and build resilience to extremism, whilst understanding how their beliefs were formed. Since running this project, we have been overwhelmed by demand for these sessions and are therefore looking to work with other organisations. In particular, we would like to respond to requests to work with a younger cohort (Key Stage 4). Additionally, we’ve been asked by schools/youth organisations in Coventry to deliver sessions to young people there. We are attracted to the idea of trialling process work in a new local authority area, but appreciate there are a number of challenges to this (see below). As such, we’re looking for funding to: - work with Birmingham colleges/schools to deliver six workshops to approximately 60 people aged 14-18 - pilot and evaluate four workshops in Coventry to approximately 40 people aged 14-18 - deliver a youth practitioner workshop to disseminate learning arising from this work Project objectives: - Increase resilience to extremism by helping 14-18 year olds reflect on how their beliefs about politics, religion and gender are formed - Promote belonging by exposing the cohort to different views and help them understand more about their peers - Help students promote values such as equality and decrease 'segregation' within their college
16/07/2019 £12,175 PJ PROGRAMME UK LIMITED PeaceJam UK delivers peace education, based around the lives and example of the 14 Nobel Peace Laureates who form our governing body. The core of our activity consists of training teachers to work with our age-tailored curricular materials in the classroom. This project will aim to train teachers and senior staff in 30 out of the 85 primary schools in Coventry on how to use our PeaceJam Juniors curricular materials to promote tolerance of diversity and difference among primary school pupils. It will also train those teachers in facilitation skills specific to the task of managing difficult conversations and undermining extremist narratives. Our materials and training are age appropriate so instead of explicitly laying out what an extremist narrative is and then debunking it (which runs a high risk of introducing some children to new ideas and thus accidentally reinforcing rather than undercutting them), the programme instead highlights key alternative ideas about common humanity, human rights for all and celebrates diversity. The training will also include how to use the Billions Acts of Peace initiative, run by PeaceJam, which encourages young people to work together for a better world. This adds a hands-on, action element that will engage some youngsters who are more resistant to classroom activity. It also gives an end purpose and outcome to the learning activities. This project would build on our long-term schools work in Coventry, where we have been engaged in peace education since 2006 with a number of secondary schools. As noted below, teachers have indicated to us that this work needs to start at a much earlier age, as undoing discriminatory attitudes in secondary school is much harder. The training of teachers will be delivered both in-school and off-site depending on the preferences of the schools.
16/07/2019 £14,990 NEW START 4 U C I C NewStart4U (NS4U) is an organisation established to support mainly Eastern European migrants in the UK. Our project will focus on individuals in the latter cohort who have been subjected to right wing extremism agenda promoted in their home countries and now living in deprived areas of Coventry: areas where it is known that far-right extremists are active and a number of Eastern European migrants have joined Far-right organisations. The project will explore and connect the stories of migration and appreciate our common human experiences and values. This project shall be entitled “Communities with Shared Values” (CWSV) and its aims shall be achieved through six discussion topics related to the reason of emigration, beliefs and values incorporated into the teaching of conversational English and literacy. The discussion topics include: 1) My migration journey–why I moved to the UK? Nationalism in EU, and historical harms of extremism. 2) Developing confidence in new communities 3) Understanding our shared values 4) Understanding other cultures 5) What is identity? 6) Contribution of migrant communities in the UK The program will include short trips to the local communities and other places where our participants will be able to engage with other community members and break barriers. We will incorporate a program which introduces access to community radio for the Polish community by collaborating with one of our Coventry network partners, Radio Hillz FM. This will help to encourage discussions related to shared values and challenge those Far-Right narratives as well as amplifying our project to the wider audience. Learners will have access to this program which will subsequently draw new learners to the project. We will recruit and train 8 bilingual volunteers providing them with Level2 IAG qualification and help them to gain experience through delivery of information, advice and guidance to our service users.
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Cumulative Grants
Amount Grantee
£1,085,000 ST BASILS
£1,052,430 YMCA BIRMINGHAM
£822,408 BLACK COUNTRY WOMEN'S AID
£137,240 NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP/ AGE UK BIRMINGHAM, GATEWAY FAMILY SERVICIES
£55,392 SIFA FIRESIDE
£49,975 PEOPLE, POTENTIAL, POSSIBILITIES T/A P3
£49,940 COMMUNITY LAW SERVICE (NORTHAMPTON & COUNTY)
£49,935 CENTRAL AND EAST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CITIZENS ADVICE (CENCA)
£49,833 OAKFIELD (EASTON MAUDIT) LTD
£47,605 STEP BY STEP PARTNERSHIP LTD
£45,733 ST MUNGO COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOCIATION
£40,163 ASPIRE OXFORDSHIRE COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE LTD
£40,048 AGE UK NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
£37,270 BME UNITED
£37,215 RECRE8NOW
£35,000 COMPTON CARE
£33,114 APTITUDE ORGANISATION CIC
£32,966 THE NEW FUTURES PROJECT
£30,000 COVENTRY HAVEN WOMEN'S AID
£29,800 CITIZEN COACHING CIC (COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY)
£29,458 NEW HEIGHTS - WARREN FARM COMMUNITY PROJECT
£29,314 READING MENCAP
£28,071 HAVEN COMMUNITY PROJECT
£27,441 THE PRECIOUS TRUST
£26,000 URBAN DEVOTION BIRMINGHAM
£25,004 WYCOMBE HOMELESS CONNECTION
£25,000 ALLENS CROFT PROJECT
£24,990 TIME OUT
£24,531 ANAWIM WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER
£23,680 GOSPEL OAK COMMUNITY FORUM
£23,000 INNOVATING MINDS CIC
£22,120 NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
£22,000 MERIDEN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION (MAPA)
£21,347 BIRMINGHAM VOLUNTARY SERVICE COUNCIL
£20,795 COVENTRY INDEPENDENT ADVICE SERVICE LTD
£20,086 MOSELEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST
£20,000 OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
£20,000 NUNEATON & BEDWORTH HEALTHY LIVING NETWORK
£20,000 MARTINEAU GARDENS
£20,000 LOAVES N FISHES
£20,000 GILGAL BIRMINGHAM
£20,000 BIRMINGHAM IRISH ASSOCIATION
£20,000 BIRMINGHAM & SOLIHULL WOMEN'S AID
£20,000 ASTON UNIVERSITY
£19,990 CREATIVE OPTIMISTIC VISIONS (C.O.V.)
£19,799 MARY SEACOLE HOUSING ASSOCIATION
£19,575 GILGAL BIRMINGHAM
£19,000 NEWSTARTS
£18,778 WATCH (WORKING ACTIVELY TO CHANGE HILLFELDS) LTD
£18,500 ASPIRE4U CIC
£18,000 THE CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE
£17,000 THE LILY MAE FOUNDATION
£17,000 ORDINARY MAGIC C.I.C
£17,000 INITIATIVE FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS CIC LIMITED
£16,700 SAATHI HOUSE
£16,535 PEACEMAKERS (WEST MIDLANDS QUAKER PEACE EDUCATION PROJECT)
£16,500 HOME FROM HOSPITAL AFTER CARE
£16,250 AROUND AGAIN
£16,058 AFRICAN COMMUNITY HERITAGE HUB LTD
£15,000 ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CHURCH
£15,000 MOSAIC CHURCH, COVENTRY
£15,000 BRIERLEY HILL BABYBANK
£15,000 BOOKTRUST
£14,990 NEW START 4 U C I C
£14,640 WILD EARTH
£14,498 BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST GENERAL CHARITY
£14,170 FEEDING COVENTRY
£14,000 NORTHFIELD ARTS FORUM
£14,000 INSIGHT COUNSELLING, COACHING & SUPPORT SERVICES (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS DOMESTIC A
£13,814 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH
£13,800 WRIGGLE DANCE THEATRE
£13,625 GUY'S GIFT
£13,090 OSCAR BIRMINGHAM LTD
£13,000 URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
£13,000 CARRIERS OF HOPE
£13,000 BETHANY PENTECOSTAL CHURCH/BETHANY COMMUNITY OUTREACH
£13,000 BARDSLEY YOUTH PROJECT
£12,960 SALUS FATIGUE FOUNDATION
£12,700 WYCOMBE REFUGEE PARTNERSHIP
£12,661 COVENTRY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
£12,250 THE TIN MUSIC AND ARTS
£12,175 PJ PROGRAMME UK LIMITED
£12,160 HOLBROOKS COMMUNITY CARE ASSOCIATION
£12,000 KAIROS WWT (WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER)
£12,000 ENTRAIDE
£11,800 ENGAGE TRUST UK
£11,280 WSIP (WARWICKSHIRE SOCIAL INCLUSION PARTNERSHIP)
£11,246 CARERS FORWARD C.I.C
£11,000 THE SPRING PLAYGROUP AND PRESCHOOL
£11,000 BIRMINGHAM CENTRE FOR ARTS THERAPIES
£10,983 BRAP
£10,850 NEW LIFE RESOURCE CENTRE CIC
£10,500 KARIS NEIGHBOUR SCHEME
£10,200 ADVOCACY MATTERS
£10,000 YOUNG PEOPLE FIRST
£10,000 WOMEN ACTING IN TODAYS SOCIETY
£10,000 WALSALL CARERS CENTRE
£10,000 VIEWFINDERUK CIC
£10,000 UP CREATIVE HUB CIC
£10,000 TOGETHER FOR CHANGE COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE
£10,000 THE SPEARHEAD TRUST AT BELLS FARMHOUSE
£10,000 THE PROJECT
£10,000 THE LIGHT HOUSE (CHRISTIAN CARE MINISTRY) TRUST LTD
£10,000 THE HIGHLIFE CENTRE LTD
£10,000 THE GUARDIANS OF STUBBS POOL COMMUNITY GROUP
£10,000 THE COLEBRIDGE TRUST
£10,000 STREET TEAMS
£10,000 STEPPERS UK
£10,000 ST THOMAS'S COMMUNTIY ASSOCIATION
£10,000 SPORT 4 LIFE UK
£10,000 SMALL WORLD AT ST DAVID'S SHENLEY GREEN
£10,000 SHAPE
£10,000 MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY GROUP
£10,000 MAOKWO
£10,000 GRO-ORGANIC LIMITED
£10,000 GREEN LANE MASJID & COMMUNITY CENTRE
£10,000 FRIDAYS COVENTRY CIC
£10,000 EZEKIEL KING CIC
£10,000 DUDLEY COUNSELLING CENTRE
£10,000 DOORWAY
£10,000 COVENTRY CENTRAL SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
£10,000 COURT OAK ROAD ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION
£10,000 ASCENSION DANCE COMPANY
£10,000 ACT FOR AUTISM
£9,998 ASPIRE IN ARTS LTD
£9,997 ZAWIYA TRUST (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE AMINA TRUST)
£9,992 WOOLLY MAMMOTH STITCH WORKS CIC
£9,968 BIG TOP NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ROADSHOW
£9,900 STRIKE9T CIC
£9,900 EVERYONE 4 SPORT
£9,833 HOME START STOCKLAND GREEN & ERDINGTON
£9,832 UNDERGROUND LIGHTS
£9,810 SOLIHULL MOORS FOUNDATION
£9,688 THE POD
£9,675 STREET TEAMS
£9,400 WILLENHALL CHART
£9,200 THE BRAKES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CIO
£9,055 INUNITY
£9,000 ROSA
£9,000 CHINESE COMMUNITY CENTRE - BIRMINGHAM
£8,980 AAINA COMMUNITY HUB
£8,962 COVENTRY HAVEN
£8,892 THE MOTIVATION HUB (SERVICES) CIC
£8,880 HAWKESLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
£8,800 VOLUNTARY ACTION COVENTRY
£8,631 MISFITS MUSIC LTD
£8,400 BIRMINGHAM CITY FC COMMUNITY TRUST
£8,400 BABY AID BIRMINGHAM
£8,220 ROSE COMMUNITY CENTRE LTD
£8,000 WILLENHALL COMMUNITY FORUM
£8,000 SOLIHULL SAMARITANS
£8,000 OASIS COMMUNITY HUB: FOUNDRY AND BOULTON
£8,000 BONE CANCER RESEARCH TRUST
£7,822 WOODVIEW COMMUNITY FORUM LTD
£7,810 DUDLEY COUNSELLING CENTRE
£7,795 CANNON STREET MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH
£7,684 ST GERMAIN'S CHURCH
£7,655 SAHIL PROJECT
£7,565 REDEEMER CHURCH BIRMINGHAM
£7,500 BIRMINGHAM CARE GROUP
£7,496 SOLIHULL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
£7,444 E R MASON YOUTH CENTRE (TRADING AS CCS (BIRMINGHAM) LTD
£7,335 THE FRIENDSHIP PROJECT FOR CHILDREN
£7,250 FLATPACK PROJECTS
£7,090 MISSION DIVERSE CIC
£7,082 BIRMINGHAM CRISIS CENTRE
£7,021 VISION FOR ALL CIC
£7,021 ST THOMAS COMMUNITY PROJECT
£7,000 THEPLACE2BE
£7,000 ST. MARK'S COMMUNITY HUB
£7,000 SOLIHULL LODGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
£7,000 SANDWELL YOUTH IN ACTION
£7,000 MARYVALE COMMUNITY PROJECT
£7,000 BUILDING 4 HOPE
£6,976 WE:ARE WOMENS EMPOWERMENT AND RECOVERY EDUCATORS
£6,929 BROMSGROVE AND REDDITCH NETWORK
£6,800 LEAMINGTON LAMP
£6,736 BLACK TRAIN MUSIC CIC
£6,725 BROAD STREET MEETING HALL LTD
£6,570 HOME-START BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL AND SOUTH WEST
£6,500 WALSALL BLACK SISTERS COLLECTIVE
£6,500 ST CATHERINE'S CHURCH
£6,490 VOLUNTEER FRIENDS
£6,289 SANDWELL VISUALLY IMPAIRED (SVI) CIO
£6,021 5UP C.I.C
£6,000 PLASMA OF HOPE
£6,000 OPEN HOUSE COMMUNITY GROUP CIC
£6,000 LIFE-WAYS CARERS CAFE
£6,000 BALSALL HEATH CATS- CHILDREN ACTION TEAM SUPPORT
£5,916 KAUSHALYA UK
£5,900 RUGBY CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTRE
£5,819 SOLIHULL INDOOR BOWLS CLUB LIMITED
£5,774 REACT
£5,500 THE EX-MINING VILLAGES PARTNERSHIP
£5,500 NEW HOPE GLOBAL
£5,500 ALLENS CROSS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
£5,479 ANCHOR SUPPORT GROUP @ST LAURENCE'S
£5,373 COVENTRY MUSLIM RESOURCE CENTRE
£5,250 BRITISH BLIND SPORT
£5,225 BIRMINGHAM IMPACT FOOTBALL CLUB CIC
£5,101 BLAZE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
£5,000 FREE@LAST
£5,000 CREATE COLLECTIVE CIC
£5,000 YOU'RE CHERISHED CIC
£5,000 WELOVECARERS
£5,000 WARWICKSHIRE CRICKET BOARD
£5,000 WARLEY BAPTIST CHURCH
£5,000 VILLA CROSS SOUP KITCHEN
£5,000 URBAN HEARD: YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST CIC
£5,000 TOM WRIGHT
£5,000 TINY TIM'S CHILDRENS CENTRE
£5,000 THREE TREES COMMUNITY CENTRE
£5,000 THE VILLAGE (OF FORGIVENESS)
£5,000 THE PAVILIONS BOWLS CLUB AKA THE PAV'S
£5,000 THE PARENTING PROJECT
£5,000 THE GUARDIANS OF STUBBS POOL COMMUNITY GROUP
£5,000 THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB
£5,000 THE FATHER'S HOME
£5,000 THE CANLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
£5,000 THE BRITANNIA YOUTH ORGANISATION CIC
£5,000 TANHOUSE SHEDDERS
£5,000 ST. PAULS CHURCH FOLESHILL
£5,000 ST. CHAD'S SANCTUARY
£5,000 ST. ANNE'S HOSTEL
£5,000 ST JAMES CHURCH, MERE GREEN
£5,000 SOLIHULL WHEELS FOR ALL (SWFA)
£5,000 SOLIHULL COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY YOUTH SERVICES - YOUNG SOLIHULL
£5,000 SOLIHULL CHURCHES ACTION ON HOMELESSNESS (S.C.A.H.)
£5,000 SOLIHULL & DISTRICT HEBREW CONGREGATION
£5,000 SIMON STEVENS
£5,000 SHINE YOUTH
£5,000 SEEDS OF HOPE PROJECT
£5,000 SANDWELL AFRICAN WOMEN ASSOCIATION - [SAWA]
£5,000 SOORA ASSOCIATION
£5,000 RESTART ENTERPRISE
£5,000 PITCH 2 PROGRESS CIC
£5,000 ON THE STREETS OUTREACH
£5,000 OLD HALL PEOPLE'S PARTNERSHIP
£5,000 NYASHA PITT
£5,000 NORTHERN STAR COMMUNITY ARTS
£5,000 NORTH SMETHWICK DEVELOPMENT TRUST
£5,000 MOSELEY PARK AND POOL TRUST
£5,000 MERIDEN VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
£5,000 MARSTON GREEN CRICKET CLUB
£5,000 MHA COMMUNITIES SOUTH & WEST BIRMINGHAM
£5,000 LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR (PCC OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF ST LUKE’S EDGBASTON)
£5,000 LIVING HOPE CHURCH
£5,000 KINGFISHER FOODBANK
£5,000 KAJANS WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE LTD
£5,000 KMAB
£5,000 INCLUDE ME TOO
£5,000 HOLBROOKS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
£5,000 HIMAYA HAVEN COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
£5,000 HENLEY GREEN COMMUNITY
£5,000 HAMPTON-IN-ARDEN SPORTS CLUB
£5,000 HOPE COVENTRY
£5,000 H.U.M.A.N. (HELP UNIFY MANKIND AND NATIONS)
£5,000 GO GIRL BIRMINGHAM CIC
£5,000 FIRST NEEDS COMMUNITY AND WELLBEING HUB C.I.C
£5,000 FEED THE POOR (ISRA UK)
£5,000 EXPRESS YOURSELF COMMUNITY CLUB
£5,000 EMBRACE WARWICKSHIRE LTD
£5,000 DIGBETH DINING CLUB FOUNDATION
£5,000 DARUL ELM COMMUNITY CENTRE
£5,000 DAERO COMMUNITY FORUM
£5,000 CROSSOVER BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
£5,000 COVENTRY IRISH SOCIETY
£5,000 COVENTRY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
£5,000 CONNECTION CENTRE ( WORKING NAME UNDER KEC CHURCH - REG.CHARITY)
£5,000 CONFIDENTAL
£5,000 CITIZENS ADVICE SOLIHULL BOROUGH
£5,000 CHERISHED HEARTS
£5,000 CARS AREA TOGETHER
£5,000 CARE LINK WEST MIDLANDS
£5,000 BREAKING THE SILENCE (BTSUK) LTD
£5,000 BOURNVILLE VILLAGE TRUST
£5,000 BOOMERANG EXPRESSIONS LTD
£5,000 BEDWORTH FOODBANK
£5,000 BABY GODIVA
£5,000 AVERY FIELDS COMMUNITY SPORTS TRUST
£5,000 ATHAC CIC
£5,000 APNI ZAROORAT COMMUNITY NETWORK
£4,990 FUTURES THROUGH SPORT CIC
£4,985 SPRING TO LIFE
£4,970 LEA VILLAGE GLEBE FARM RESIDENTS FORUM
£4,960 OASIS OF LOVE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
£4,950 OPEN THEATRE COMPANY LTD
£4,920 LISTEN UPLIFT VENT CIC
£4,900 HOMESTART DAVENTRY AND SOUTH NORTHANTS
£4,900 CENTRAL FAST RESPONSE
£4,900 ALAN POLLOCK
£4,890 EMPOWR-U CIC
£4,880 WIZZLEWORLD DRAMATICS C.I.C.
£4,800 WARM EARTH
£4,800 TIFFIN CLUB (AKA WARWICKSHIRE CORPORATE PARENTS ASSOCIATION)
£4,800 KERESLEY RFC
£4,800 BREAST CANCER HAVEN, WEST MIDLANDS
£4,784 VANNY RADIO-COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS
£4,700 STOURBRIDGE FORSPORTS
£4,700 SHREE SHREE RADHA KRISHNA CULTURAL CENTER
£4,700 FASTAID EMERGENCY COMMUNITY RESPONDER SCHEME
£4,639 MISFITS MUSIC LTD
£4,600 COMMUNITIES ENGAGE & THRIVE CIC
£4,547 PHOENIX
£4,500 RISING STARS YOUNG PEOPLE'S SERVICES CIO
£4,500 LUCY C HAYWARD
£4,500 ELAYOS
£4,500 CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF BIRMINGHAM CAMPUSES
£4,400 DIAMONDS COMMUNITY LEARNING PROJECT CIC
£4,309 LIFESPACE TRUST
£4,300 BERKSWELL AND BALSALL COMMON TENNIS CLUB
£4,250 REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD, TSA
£4,092 KINGSHURST CATERPILLARS CIO
£4,042 SPORTS FOR YOUTH COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
£4,042 INSPIRED COMMUNITIES
£4,042 EASTSIDE AMATEUR BOXING CLUB
£4,021 SPORTING YOUR FUTURES CIC
£4,000 WARWICKSHIRE & SOLIHULL BLOOD BIKES (WSBB)
£4,000 STOKE HEATH COMMUNITY CENTRE
£4,000 STEPHANIE RIDINGS
£4,000 SMETHWICK CHURCH ACTION NETWORK (SMETHWICK CAN)
£4,000 SHAKTI WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY
£4,000 MARSTON GREEN BAPTIST FREE CHURCH
£4,000 KINGSHURST OUTDOOR MUSEUM
£4,000 CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE BIRMINGHAM
£4,000 COVENTRY RESOURCE CENTRE FOR THE BLIND
£4,000 COHORT 4 LIMITED
£4,000 BVSC
£4,000 AMPERSAND PROJECTS
£3,800 YOU CAN FLOURISH (KNOWN AS "FLOURISH")
£3,800 THE TUESDAY DISABILITY GROUP
£3,800 BEARWOOD COMMUNITY HUB
£3,500 SMITHSWOOD ACCESS TO SERVICES AND SUPPORT
£3,500 TIME4 HOPE
£3,430 LA PEPINIERE MINISTRIES BIRMINGHAM
£3,400 THE ENTERPRISE CLUB FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
£3,350 SOLIHULL BARONS ICE HOCKEY CLUB LIMITED
£3,300 KINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH PROJECT OAK TREE CENTRE & BUTTONS CAFE
£3,300 HAPPY MAMAS SOLIHULL
£3,271 QUIRKY KIDS
£3,220 THE KENILWORTH CENTRE
£3,200 WE CARE UK
£3,200 ALCESTER TOWN COUNCIL
£3,090 SALLY REW
£3,058 SWAAT
£3,021 OUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
£3,000 WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE
£3,000 TASTELIFEUK
£3,000 YOU'RE CHERISHED CIC
£3,000 WRITE HERE WRITE NOW CIC
£3,000 UMMAH CARE FOUNDATION
£3,000 TRANSFORMATION IN ACTION CIC
£3,000 TOGETHER IN ACTION TRUST
£3,000 TILE HILL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
£3,000 THREE TREES COMMUNITY CENTRE
£3,000 THE SALVATION ARMY WAY AHEAD PROJECT (THE WAP)
£3,000 THE STA FOUNDATION
£3,000 THE REAL JUNK FOOD PROJECT BIRMINGHAM CIC
£3,000 THE BRIERLEY HILL PROJECT
£3,000 THE BALSALL AND BERKSWELL JUBILEE PROJECT (KNOWN AS 'THE JUBILEE')
£3,000 TAPPY TWINS (UK) C.I.C.
£3,000 THE GIVING HANDS MISSION
£3,000 SUSTAINABLE LIFE
£3,000 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON FOODBANK
£3,000 STOKE ALDERMOOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
£3,000 ST LAURENCE'S CHURCH
£3,000 SQUARE PEG ACTIVITIES LIMITED
£3,000 SHREE SHREE RADHA KRISHNA CULTURAL CENTER
£3,000 SANDWELL THIRD AGE ARTS STAA
£3,000 SALTLEY STALLIONS FOOTBALL CLUB
£3,000 SAHARA (COVENTRY) LIMITED
£3,000 SAFELINE
£3,000 RYDERS GREEN METHODIST DAY CENTRE
£3,000 RUGBY RHINOS AMERICAN FOOTBALL CLUB
£3,000 POSITIVE PARTICIPATION LTD
£3,000 OLD HALL PEOPLES PARTNERSHIP
£3,000 NUNEATON FOODBANK
£3,000 NORTHFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH
£3,000 NARTHEX SPARKHILL
£3,000 MIGRANT EMPOWERMENT GROUP
£3,000 MIDLAND MENCAP
£3,000 MARYVALE COMMUNITY PROJECT
£3,000 LOVE COVENTRY LTD
£3,000 LOUDEEMY PRODUCTIONS
£3,000 LIVINGSTONE HOUSE
£3,000 LIVING WATER WILLENHALL
£3,000 LANGAR AID
£3,000 LAKEY LANE PRESCHOOL GROUPS
£3,000 LADYWOOD DANCE TO HEALTH
£3,000 INCLUSIVE LEISURE EDUCATION ACTIVITIES PROJECT
£3,000 I LOVE DUDLEY
£3,000 HOPE RADIO
£3,000 HOPE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
£3,000 HOMELESS BIRMINGHAM-CERTUK
£3,000 HOME-START BIRMINGHAM TAMESIDE
£3,000 HILL CLOSE GARDENS TRUST
£3,000 HIGHFIELD HALL COMMUNITY CLUB
£3,000 GRADUATE PLANET CIC
£3,000 FRIENDS OF BRIDGETOWN SCHOOL
£3,000 FRANCESCA MEREDITH
£3,000 FAMILY RECONCILIATION NA MBOKA MOPAYA CIC
£3,000 ERDINGTON FOODBANK
£3,000 DIAMONDS COMMUNITY LEARNING PROJECT CIC
£3,000 DIAMOND ACADEMY FOOTBALL CLUB CIC
£3,000 DEAF WORLD
£3,000 COMMUNITY CARE FOUNDATION
£3,000 CHRISTIAN YOUTH & COMMUNITY SERVICE
£3,000 CENTRAL YOUTH THEATRE
£3,000 CALDMORE VILLAGE FESTIVAL LTD
£3,000 BUSY PARENTS NETWORK CIC
£3,000 BLACK COUNTRY TOURING
£3,000 BLACK COUNTRY FOOD BANK LIMITED
£3,000 BIRMINGHAM VINEYARD CHURCH - FOODBANK
£3,000 BIRMINGHAM EMPOWERMENT FORUM
£3,000 BILSTON PEOPLE'S CENTRE
£3,000 BETHEL NEW LIFE APOSTOLIC CHURCH & COMMUNITY HALL
£3,000 BEAT IT PERCUSSION CIC
£3,000 BEACON FAMILY SERVICES CIC
£3,000 BALSALL HEATH CATS- CHILDREN ACTION TEAM SUPPORT
£3,000 AS-SUFFA TRUST
£3,000 AFRICAN FRENCH SPEAKING COMMUNITY SUPPORT
£3,000 ACTS OF RANDOM CARING CIC (ARC CIC)
£2,935 THE GINA PROJECT CIC
£2,880 AFGHANISTAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN ASSOCIATION
£2,864 SHIRLEY CHURCHES TOGETHER
£2,859 WARWICKSHIRE YOUNG CARERS
£2,800 WARWICKSHIRE COUNSELLING CENTRE T/A SYCAMORE COUNSELLING SERVICE
£2,558 CATALYST MUTUAL ENTERPRISE CIC
£2,500 XPRESS-YOURSELF DANCE CIC
£2,500 TOP CHURCH TRAINING
£2,500 THE CHAPEL NEWBOLD (UNDER LEGAL ENTITY OF RUGBY AND DAVENTRY METHODIST CIRCUIT)
£2,500 MIGRANT FAMILY SUPPORT
£2,500 CLEAN & GREEN (SMALL CHANGES, BIG IMPACTS IN OUR COMMUNITIES)
£2,500 CASE
£2,500 ALZEC VISION CIC
£2,400 GILSON LADIES CLUB
£2,300 FROM THE HEART THEATRE COMPANY
£2,207 MOHAWKS ICE RACING CLUB
£2,200 THE IT CROWD
£2,200 RE. FUTURE COLLECTIVE
£2,150 A.M.E.S PROJECT CIC
£2,065 ST ANDREWS CHURCH
£2,021 WRENS NEST FOOTBALL CLUB
£2,021 WARWICKSHIRE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ACADEMY
£2,021 VAKHRI TOHR
£2,021 STRATFORD TOWN WOMENS AND GIRLS FOOTBALL CLUB
£2,021 SPORTING KHALSA COMMUNITY FACILITIES
£2,021 SHOGUN BJJ ACADEMY
£2,021 SHELFIELD UNITED FC
£2,021 SPORTING PATHWAYS CIC
£2,021 RAISING THE LEVEL CIC - HEATH BALLERZ LADIES
£2,021 PROSMASH SPORTS
£2,021 POW - PUSH ON WELLBEING
£2,021 MASAMUNE DOJO
£2,021 LONGFORD SHORT FOOTBALL
£2,021 LEAMINGTON COMMUNITY BOXING
£2,021 KINGS ABC
£2,021 KCFA ELITE
£2,021 JEWELLERY QUARTER BOXING CLUB
£2,021 ERDINGTON UNITED FC
£2,021 BIRMINGHAM YOUTH SPORTS ACADEMY (BYSA)
£2,021 BIRMINGHAM TIGERS
£2,021 BIRMINGHAM GOALBALL CLUB
£2,021 ANDALUS ARCHERS
£2,021 AFRICAN WOMEN IMPACT UK
£2,000 SMART WORKS BIRMINGHAM
£2,000 WOMEN & THEATRE (BIRMINGHAM) LTD
£2,000 WALSALL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICE (WBSS)
£2,000 WM FUNDERS NETWORK
£2,000 TIME4 HOPE
£2,000 THE UP CREATIVE HUB CIC
£2,000 THE MOSELEY & KINGS HEATH SHED
£2,000 THE HUB AT HENLEY
£2,000 STRATFORD TIME BANK
£2,000 STEPWAY
£2,000 ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CHURCH
£2,000 ST PAUL'S CHURCH, BORDESLEY GREEN
£2,000 ST PAUL'S CE ACADEMY TIPTON
£2,000 ST GABRIEL'S CENTRE WEOLEY CASTLE
£2,000 SPORTING SPIRIT CIC
£2,000 RISING GIRL
£2,000 OCKER HILL ACADEMY
£2,000 MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SUPPORT CENTRE (NMC MIDLANDS LTD)
£2,000 MARSH RECREATION GROUND AND COMMUNITY CENTRE
£2,000 LET US PLAY (WOLVERHAMPTON)
£2,000 JOSEPH TURNER PRIMARY SCHOOL
£2,000 INSIGHT SOCIETY
£2,000 HEAVEN GATE CENTRE
£2,000 GREAT BRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
£2,000 FOLESHILL BAPTIST CHURCH
£2,000 FOLIO SUTTON COLDFIELD
£2,000 ENTERPRISE HOMES GROUP
£2,000 ELIAS MATTU FOUNDATION CIO
£2,000 DORCAS
£2,000 COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF (CWAD)
£2,000 CENTRAL ENGLAND LIPREADING SUPPORT TRUST (CELST)
£2,000 CARRS LANE COUNSELLING CENTRE
£2,000 CAPE COMMUNITY CARE DAY CENTRE
£2,000 CALVARY CHAPEL
£2,000 BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMENTIA FOR SANDWELL
£2,000 ANAWIM WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER
£2,000 ABACUS COUNSELLING SERVICES LTD
£2,000 2ND WARWICK SEA SCOUTS
£1,987 COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST
£1,985 ACADEMY FOR KARATE - GOJU RYU
£1,980 STEPS TO YOUR HEALTHY FUTURE
£1,972 BETHEL HEALTH AND HEALING NETWORK
£1,957 SQUARE PEG FOUNDATION CIC
£1,925 ETERNAL LIFE CHURCH MINISTRIES
£1,920 THE DADS LANE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CIO
£1,920 COVENTRY & DISTRICT CREDIT UNION LIMITED
£1,906 SUMMERHILL PRIMARY ACADEMY - RIVERS C OF E MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST
£1,904 COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE ADVICE SERVICES LIMITED
£1,855 INUNITY LTD
£1,815 ARTY FOLKS
£1,813 RE-IMAGINE ME CIC
£1,800 WOLVES MARTIAL ARTS COMMUNITY CIO
£1,765 EDGBASTON FOUNDATION
£1,627 EXPRESS & STAR BOWLS CLUB
£1,595 11TH NUNEATON (WEDDINGTON) SCOUT GROUP
£1,500 WELLINGTON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE
£1,500 WARWICKSHIRE PRIDE
£1,500 THE TUESDAY CLUB KINGSHURST
£1,500 THE HUB AT HENLEY
£1,500 HAY MILLS CC
£1,500 EVELYN'S GIFT
£1,500 EMCONET
£1,500 CRAFTSPACE
£1,500 CARERS CARELINE
£1,500 CASBA
£1,500 BIRMINGHAM PEOPLES CENTRE
£1,500 BABY LIFELINE LTD
£1,500 ALL SAINTS YOUTH PROJECT
£1,500 291 COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CIO
£1,200 MIDLAND ROVER OWNERS CLUB LTD
£1,200 CADBURY BARN TRUST
£1,100 KINGS NORTON TENNIS CLUB
£1,000 THE FRIENDS OF DARTMOUTH PARK
£1,000 THE CEDAR TREE
£1,000 STAGE2 YOUTH THEATRE
£1,000 ST FRANCIS YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE
£1,000 SNITTERFIELD VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
£1,000 SEYEDEH NASERINIAKI
£1,000 SENSORY PEOPLE
£1,000 RUGBY BOROUGH FC
£1,000 RELATE WORCESTERSHIRE
£1,000 RAGE ARTS
£1,000 PROTON FOUNDATION
£1,000 PERKISOUND CIO
£1,000 PAUL O'DONNELL
£1,000 OWN BOOKS
£1,000 OFF-BALANCE DANCE
£1,000 NUNEATON & BEDWORTH SEA CADETS
£1,000 LIMITLESS FITNESS CENTRE CIC
£1,000 LOCAL ACCESS CENTRE
£1,000 KAIROS WWT (WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER)
£1,000 JOHN LUCY TRUST/HAMPTON LUCY VILLAGE HALL REFURBISHMENT
£1,000 INVOLVE COVENTRY (TRADING NAME FOR COVENTRY AIMHS)
£1,000 DUDLEY CROSSROADS
£1,000 CYCLE-R
£1,000 CHILVERS COTON SCOUT GROUP
£1,000 CHANGING LIVES THROUGH RUGBY CIC
£1,000 CAMERON GRANT MEMORIAL TRUST
£1,000 BRUSHSTROKES COMMUNITY PROJECT
£1,000 BROAD STREET MEETING HALL LTD
£1,000 BIRMINGHAM PHAB CAMPS
£1,000 AMANAH FOOTBALL CLUB
£720 THE OPEN DOORS PROJECT CIC
£700 MAGICAL MC CIC
£650 MERCIA MS THERAPY CENTRE
£500 WORCESTER STREET PASTORS
£500 REACH AND UNITE OUTREACH AND EMPOWERMENT CIC
£500 LIGHTHORNE ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION
£500 INKBERROW MILLENNIUM GREEN TRUST
£250 YOUNG AT HEART
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